Which Is It: Military Acronym or Modern Internet Acronym?

MILITARY

Isadora Teich

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ILY

Modern internet acronym. This means I Love You.

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LMAO

Modern internet acronym. This acronym means Laughing My Ass Off.

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BCD

Military acronym. It stands for Bad Conduct Discharge. It's often referred to in conversation as "Big Chicken Dinner."

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ROTFL

Modern internet acronym. It stands for Rolling On The Floor Laughing.

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CHU

Military acronym. Containerized Housing Units are climate controlled unarmored trailers that house between two to eight service members.

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YMMD

Modern internet acronym. This complimentary acronym means You Made My Day.

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TTYL

Modern internet acronym. This goodbye acronym means Talk To You Later.

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BCGs

Military acronym. Birth Control Glasses are the large black plastic framed glasses given to service members that need glasses. They are considered horrible to look at, as their name implies.

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HIC

Military acronym. Head in Clouds is used to talk about officers who make terrible tactical choices.

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IED

Military acronym. An Improvised Explosive Device is a common weapon used in the Middle East. It could be made from anything and is usually well hidden.

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TYVM

Modern internet acronym. This stands for Thank You Very Much.

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MRE

Military acronym. A Meal Ready to Eat is a 3,600 calorie ready-to-eat meal that comes in a packaged wrapper. These meals are famously gross.

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ROAD

Military acronym. If a service member is Retired On Active Duty they are incredibly lazy. Usually these people are close to retirement.

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SA

Military acronym. SA stands for situational awareness.

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OMG

Modern internet acronym. This acronym stands for Oh My God.

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FAQ

Modern internet. The FAQ section of a site holds answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

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NFO

Military acronym. A Naval Flight Officer is a weapons officer who discharges weapons during flights.

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BRB

Modern internet acronym. This stands for Be Right Back.

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NFG

Military acronym. NonFunctioning Gear is the label used on gear in the Navy and Air Force.

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LN

Military acronym. A Local National is an acronym used in the Army to describe friendly locals.

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BTW

Modern internet acronym. This acronym stands for By The Way.

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IBS

Military acronym. IBS stands for Inflatable Boat, Small. These are used in stealth landing parties, often by the Navy SEALS.

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AFC

Modern internet acronym. It stands for Away From Computer.

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GIB

Military acronym. Guy In Back refers to an aviator that rides in the back seat.

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IMHO

Modern internet acronym. IMHO stands for In My Humble Opinion.

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FTA

Military acronym. In the United States Marine Corps, Failure To Adapt is a reason why new recruits might fail basic training.

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LOL

Modern internet acronym. LOL stands for Laugh Out Loud.

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FWIW

Modern internet acronym. This stands for For What It's Worth.

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FTW

Modern internet acronym. FTW means For The Win.

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DONSA

Military acronym. This is used by the U.S. Army to refer to a Day Of No Scheduled Activity.

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FISH

Military acronym. Fighting In Someone's House is used to talk about urban warfare.

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AKA

Modern internet acronym. It means Also Known As.

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WTH

Modern internet acronym. This means What The Hell.

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OP

Modern internet acronym. This stands for Original Post or Original Poster.

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HANO

Military acronym. High Altitude, No Opening is used to describe the fatal situation when a parachute doesn't deploy during a parachute jump.

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Acronyms are everywhere and used for everything from covert ops to popular memes. Test if you can tell these military acronyms from modern internet acronyms with this wacky HowStuffWorks quiz!

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