Thursday, October 15, 2015

Short Forms Teachers Never Taught You In School.

Have you ever thought what does "a.m" or "p.m" means? Or the word "p.s." you often see at the bottom of a note?

Well, here are a list of common abbreviations/short forms that you are familiar with but never knew the meaning behind it.

1. A.M. - "ante meridiem” means "before noon" in Latin. 

2. P.M. - “post meridiem” means "after noon" in Latin.

3. e.g. - "exampli gratia" means "for example" in Latin.

4. i.e. - "id est" means "in other words/that is" in Latin.

5. P.S. - "post scriptum" means "written after" in Latin.

6. RSVP - "Répondez s'il vous plait," means "respond, if you please." in French.

7. etc - "et cetera" means "other things" in Latin.

8. GIF - Graphics Interchange Format

9. jpeg - Joint Photographic Expert Group

10. CEO - Chief Executive Officer

11. COO - Chief Operating Officer (they help CEO, that's it.)

12. A.D. - "anno Domini" means "in the year of the Lord" in Latin.

13. B.C. - Before Christ

14. FM - Frequency Modulation

15. NASA - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration

16. FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

17. CIA - Central Intelligence Agency ( helps making decision related to national security)

18. INTERPOL - International Criminal Police Organization

19. FIFA - Fédération Internationale de Football Association

20. Bae - "Before anyone else" means babe or sweetie by internet users.

21. DVD - Digital Versatile Disc

22. VCR - Video Cassette Recorder

23. CPU - Central Processing Unit

24. RAM - Random Access Memory

25. ISBN - International Standard Book Number (13-digit number that identifies books)

26. MSG - Monosodium glutamate

27. SIM - Subscriber Identity Module

28. CV - "Curriculum Vitae" means "course of life" in Latin

29. CT Scan - Computed Tomography Scan

30. AIDS - Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome

Here's a bonus. 
MATH - Mental Abuse To Humans 

Hope you are well enlightened. =)

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