Backronyms (or bacronyms)

These have been around formally since the 1980s and the definition is the re-interpretation of a word as an acronym, or the re-interpretation of word that is already an acronym (sometimes for humorous purposes).

An example of the first meaning would be Ford as in motor car, named after Mr Ford. The backronym might be Fix Or Repair Daily.

An example of the second would be FIAT which is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, the backronym is more amusingly:
Fix It Again Tony.

I’d like to make up a few of my own, starting with Condem and moving onto NAP…

Posted on November 26, 2010, in Be not idle, Horse racing, Politics, Punting, Words and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Think I’ll use that building firm, they clearly know what they’re talking about.

  2. Come
    On
    Now
    Dave
    End it all and put us out of our misery you
    Moron

  3. Clear
    Off
    Now
    Dickheads
    Enough already
    Mazeltov

    They need work don’t they?

  4. Come
    On
    Now
    Driver
    Effing
    Move

    As you may have guessed I’m on a train

  5. The NAP Never Actually Performs for my money…

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