Contrived Acronyms

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Orphan Initialism - Changes To (or Word Play On) The Expanded Meaning - Contrived Acronyms
... Acronyms are sometimes contrived, that is, deliberately designed to be especially apt for the thing being named (by having a dual meaning or by borrowing the positive connotations of an existing word) ... Some examples of contrived acronyms are USA PATRIOT, CAN SPAM, CAPTCHA and ACT UP ... and several advertising campaigns that exploit the acronym's similarity to the taboo word "fuck" ...

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