Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|ALuminium, NIckel and CObalt: an alloy of iron, nickel, aluminium, cobalt and copper
|Atomic Mass Unit.
|Address and Routing Parameter Area: an Internet top-level domain used exclusively for Internet-infrastructure purposes. It originates from Arpanet, originally developed by the US Advanced Research Projects Agency.
|Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee: an early sonar
|in Australian slang, an ASsociate PROfessor
|Absent WithOut Leave
|a Born Again Middle-aged BIker.
|Black Urban Professional: a black yuppie.
|COde and DECode: apparatus for coding and decoding signals
|CONtrol of ELectromagnetic RADiation: a US emergency warning broadcast system in the event of attack
|Diesel Engine Road Vehicle
|ELectronic INTelligence: intelligence gathered by electronic means;
|Electronic Numerical Integrator And Calculator: an early American electronic computer:
|FEDeral EXpress: to air freight
|F--k I'm Good, Just Ask Me: (Australian slang) a very conceited person
|Forward Looking Infrared Radar: an electronic heat sensor able to detect and display on a T.V-like screen a distant scene despite darkness, smoke etc used esp in military aircraft.
|F--ked Up Beyond All Recognition
|GEheime STAatsPOlizei: Secret State Police
|the system of political prisons and forced labour camps in the Soviet Union; camp for the detention of political prisoners: an acronym of the body administering the system: Glavnoe Upravlenie ispravitelnotrudovykh LAGerei.
|Just Another F---ing Aucklander
|potassium (Kalium), Rare Earth Elements, and Phosphorus: a basaltic lunar rock.
|Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation
|LOng RANge navigation: a radio navigation system operating over long distances
|MAGnesium No OXidation: a type of container for nuclear reactors
|a sexually attractive middle-aged woman (Mother I'd Like To Fuck)
|Million Instructions Per Second: a measure of a computer's processing speed
|to equip a missile as a Multiple Independently-targeted Reentry Vehicle, i.e. with many nuclear warheads
|MOdulate DEModulate: a device which converts digital data into analogue signals which can be sent over a telephone system. Also a verb
|Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment
|NAVigation Aid RHo (a navigation symbol for distance): a low-frequency long-range navigational system for aircraft
|a battery, usually rechargeable, with NIckel anode and CADmium cathode
|NIckel FErrum (iron): the supposed material of Earth's core.
|from Nimby, a person willing to have something occur so long as it does not affect him or take place in his locality: 'Not In My Back Yard'
|OFfiziersLAGer: a German prisoner-of-war camp for officers
|One Man, One Vote: a voting system
|PERForated INitials: a stamp perforated with the initials of firms, to prevent theft by employees.
|QUasi-Autonomous Non-GOvernmental organisation
|RADio detection And Ranging
|Rocket Assisted Take-Off
|the Rest Of New Zealand (i.e. other than Auckland)
|someone from the Rest Of New Zealand (i.e. other than Auckland)
|Realized Ultimate Reality Piton: a very small hooklike piton used in mountaineering
|Sound Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
|Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
|SHOrt RANge navigation: a short range radar system
|the lighter upper part of the earth's continental crust composed of rocks rich in SIlica and ALumina
|various ceramic materials consisting of SIlicon, ALuminium, Oxygen and Nitrogen
|Situation Normal: All F--ked Up: confusion or chaos regarded as the normal state
|SOund Navigation And Ranging: an underwater communication and position finding device
|Stamp Perforated with the Initials of Firms, to prevent theft by employees.
|SPam Instant Messaging: unsolicited commercial communications received on a computer via an instant messaging system
|STAmm LAGer: a base camp (for prisoners of war)
|an electric system of air navigation, from TACtical Air Navigation.
|Thomas A Swift's Electric Rifle: a small gun-like device which fires electrified barbs, used to stun.
|Television Radar Air Navigation: an air-traffic control system, in which ground based radar screen is televised to pilots.
|a toroidal device used in fusion, from toroidalnaya kamera s magnitym
|twoccer twoccing twocker twocking
|Taking Without Owner's Consent: a technical name for the offence of stealing a car
|Unidentified Flying Object, such as a flying saucer
|a system for converting analogue signals to digital so that the telephone calls may be made over the internet, from Voice Over Internet Protocol.
|member of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
|Waste Of Flesh: (Australian slang) fool, idiot
|a Well-Off Older Person
|What you see is what you get.
|Yet Another Bloody Acronym. Yes, that is really what it means.
|Yttrium Aluminium Garnet: an artificial garnet
|Young Urban (or Upwardly-mobile) Professional