New player? Sign Up Here
Society For Nihilistic Intent And Disruptive Efforts
era group score: 17159
total group score: 37442
total players: 109

Tasks / B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M.S.

People love to make up acronymical explanations for words that aren't acronyms; for example, "cop" does not stand for Constable On Patrol.

This task asks you to make this creative mistake deliberately, to help the public understand what words truly mean. Find a word written somewhere out in the world, and publicly post what its letters stand for.

1 to 100 players
45 points
Level 3
In the zone of: Society For Nihilistic Intent And Disruptive Efforts

Terms: (none yet)

7 completed :: 11 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


posted by misschraddøn on June 14th, 2009 1:43 PM

Two thumbs right up for this one...

(no subject)
posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on June 14th, 2009 3:02 PM


(no subject) +2
posted by Haberley Mead on June 14th, 2009 4:05 PM

Information Superhighway is really an acronym for:

'Interactive Network For Organizing, Retrieving, Manipulating, Accessing and Transferring Information On National Systems, Unleashing Practically Every Rebellious Human Intelligence, Gratifying Hackers, Wiseacres, And Yahoos'.

Tomorrow's Really Yesterday Debating on Understanding Bewildering Thoughts
posted by HKEY_Current _User on June 14th, 2009 10:07 PM

Does by chance Gary Busey participate in SF0? High score task immediately, probably the inspiration.
Congratulations Haberley Mead! You've already fulfilled every requirement of this task by defining the Internet and posting it in the most logical public location, the Internet!

In Noble Truths Every Ready Nimrod Eats Telecom

(no subject) +1
posted by Sardonicus Tweed on June 26th, 2009 4:54 PM

Can't wait to submit a Praiseworthy Recording And eXemplary Instance of Stuff.

(no subject)
posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on July 26th, 2009 10:59 PM

Dragnet was on TV the other day which reminded me of the classic P.A.G.A.N.

and proud of it!


view all images for: B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M.S.


Quoth Sunshine: So last week, on the strong advice of Lincoln and Danielle, I set out to Task with a complete stranger from Alaska. This turned out to be an excellent idea! Also along for most of the day were Bryce (aka JB), GYØ Adam, and Anna. The...

45 + 86 points :: 5 comments :: 24 votes :: 2 collaborators
B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M.S. by Markov Walker September 6th, 2010 7:07 PM

LOVE began life as an acronym. It once stood for: Legal Order Verifying Espousal Before the term marriage entered the English language (through French, after the Norman conquest), couples with official state recognition of their unions were said to ...

45 + 50 points :: 4 comments :: 10 votes
B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M.S. by MonkeyBoy Dan July 14th, 2009 1:45 PM

I spent some time playing with various backronyms and came up with two that I really liked:- P.O.L.I.C.E. Public Order Litigation Interdicting Criminal Enterprise (Directly inspired by Constable On Patrol) and F.R.E.E.M.A.S.O.N. Fraternally Rec...

45 + 39 points :: 4 comments :: 11 votes

After assembling a long list of possible acronyms, we settled on two. H.P. assisted me ( PoisonLake ) with the sign making portion, mostly by roosting atop the poster board. Armed with a cardboard squid we journeyed out into the near-frosty Portlan...

45 + 21 points :: 2 comments :: 9 votes :: 3 collaborators

Ok I was totally confused as to what I wanted to do for this task. What sign to choose, what to say, so many variables. I finally decided on a STOP sign, cause everyone has to look at it almost every day. I spent a couple hours conjuring up in my min...

45 + 19 points :: 0 comments :: 7 votes
B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M.S. by dth 2 goby February 16th, 2010 7:41 PM

2/3/10 i came up with an acronym for america in class a few weeks ago. it is A Mighty Earthen Region Inadequately Cared About. i will write this on a dollar bill and insert it in a vending machine, so that all who come in contact with it may learn an...

45 + 15 points :: 2 comments :: 5 votes
B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M.S. by The Charlatan March 18th, 2013 11:17 PM

There was a time, not so long ago, when our people were divided. Whether through happenstance or artifice, the system that contains and supports us split our people into two distinct strata. Those who were gifted with superior intellect, grace, and c...

45 + 10 points :: 3 comments :: 3 votes