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BACKRONYM; In other wordsAnswerInfo
Origin of the Word
Name the newspaper which ran the contest.
In Nov 1983 the LARGEST NEWSPAPER IN THE US CAPITAL chose this word as the winner of a monthly neologism contest. It was submitted by Meredith G. Williams, who defined it as the 'same as an acronym, except that the words were chosen to fit the letters'.
MADD
Female parents
In 1984 the meaning of the last word (Drivers) was slightly altered because
MADD
Versus
MADD is opposed to the criminal act, not individuals.
MADD
Inebriated
MADD
Cruising
GOLF
Refined males
Often erroneously believed to be an acronym.
GOLF
Exclusively
GOLF
Refined females
GOLF
Refined Banned
PETA
Individuals
Alternative name given to
PETA
Digesting
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals,
PETA
Delectable
by those who want to mock its agenda.
PETA
Varmints
NOISE
Nearby residents
Take the word you are opposed to, and make your slogan!
NOISE
Against
NOISE
2
NOISE
Bothersome
NOISE
Noise
NOISE
Discharges
 
BACKRONYM; In other wordsAnswerInfo
FORD
Repair
Originally said to stand for First On Race Day
FORD
In other words
(in addition to being the name of the founder)
FORD
Fix
but later was given this unflattering backronym.
FORD
Every 24 hours
POSH
Left side
Often erroneously believed to be an acronym. Etymology unclear, but
POSH
Not in
may relate to Romani påš xåra (half-penny) or to Urdu, safed-pōśh
POSH
Right side
(one who wears 'white robes'), a derogatory term for wealthy people.
POSH
Domicile
BASIC
Novice's
Believed to be a backronym, though controversial.
BASIC
General-Utility
BASIC
Iconic
BASIC
Lesson
BASIC
Cipher
COLBERT
Together
NASA chose it, humorously
COLBERT
Working
acknowledging the comedian's
COLBERT
Weight
ability to sway NASA's online vote
COLBERT
Carrying
for the naming of an ISS module.
COLBERT
Outer
COLBERT
Withstanding
COLBERT
Walking exercise machine

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