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Organizational Acronyms #1

Based on the acronym, guess the organization.
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Last updated: December 2, 2019
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First submittedMarch 3, 2013
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Acronym
Organization
UN
United Nations
PGA
Professional Golfers Association
USSR
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
BBC
British Broadcasting Corporation
AA
Alcoholics Anonymous
YMCA
Young Men's Christian Association
WWF
World Wild Fund
WWE
World Wrestling Entertainment
NHS
National Health Service
NYSE
New York Stock Exchange
Acronym
Organization
RAF
Royal Air Force
VFW
Veterans of Foreign Wars
CIA
Central Intelligence Agency
SAG
Screen Actor's Guild
MoMA
Museum of Modern Art
IOC
International Olympic Committee
ACLU
American Civil Liberties Union
UAW
United Auto Workers
IRA
Irish Republican Army
BBB
Better Business Bureau
45 Comments
+9
Level 29
Mar 30, 2013
NHS could also be National Honors Society
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Level 29
Mar 30, 2013
I second that
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Level 43
Mar 30, 2013
ditto
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Level 91
Apr 1, 2013
Make this vote #6 for National Honor Society - comes up #3 on a Google search of NHS, I'd say that's common enough.
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2019
I think search results are rather biased and linked to where you search from. In the uk it would be #1 even in my country the UK national health service is the 1st hit (actually the first 30 results are about the NHS (UK) and nothing else, then I stopped checking because I think it goes on for a while before anything else will show.

I mean it can mean Nederlandse Hartstichting aswell (dutch heartfoundation) one of the few options given on the dutch wiki for NHS, the uk one is there obviously and a us one, national historic site. And you would think that a national institution for heartproblems (of which we see commercials nearly daily) would show up higher in the search result than something from abroad. So that just goes to show that the UK one is the most obvious answer and rather silly to ask for other things>

You wouldnt ask "Cleveland institute of art" to be accepted for CIA would you? Because central intelligence agency is the most obvious choice.

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Level 80
Nov 10, 2020
Sif^ How do you get away with speaking (OK, writing) so much sense on this website?
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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2013
Changed where the blanks are so that it has to be National Health Service. I like to put some UK-centric questions in every once in a while. :)
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Level 78
Jan 24, 2020
I thank you for that 😊
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Level 82
Mar 30, 2013
Great quiz idea! :) I think I might make one. Though, of course the problem with many acronyms is that they are used in multiple different ways as some of the commentors above already pointed out.
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Level 33
Mar 30, 2013
Yeah, good quiz. Never heard of the VFW. I guess that's an American thing. The equivalent is the RSL.
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Level 77
Mar 30, 2013
At one time WWF stood for World Wrestling Federation. More importantly, I totally agree that National Honor Society should be accepted for NHS....that was a very big deal back in high school (but no, I never became a member)!
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Level 20
Nov 21, 2013
I know I was confused about wwf too I thought it was world wrestling federation
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Level 77
Jun 10, 2014
A wider audience knows it as the World Wildlife Fund (I don't know if it's "Wild" or "Wildlife", I've learned Wildlife). I'd say Americans are a bit arrogant to name solely American things "world this and that". ;)
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Level 63
Dec 8, 2016
I think he meant the wrestling.
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Level 75
Jul 11, 2014
Another vote for Wrestling Federation. I also tried World Wide Fund. So close.
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Level 39
Jan 2, 2022
world wildlife always had that name, and wwe stole it and was legally forced to change to wwe
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Level 59
Feb 14, 2024
WWF only stands for World Wildlife Fund in the USA and Canada. It's a little like the World Series.

In the rest of the world WWF organisation is called the Worldwide Fund for Nature

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Level 83
Nov 24, 2014
Was once World Wrestling Federation, but the answer to this question is actually the reason they are now the WWE, since they were sued for infringement and had to change their name.
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Level 48
Sep 30, 2018
my son has a great WWF t-shirt showing 2 pandas beating the c*** out of each other with a folding chair!!
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2019
Hah horrible but fun, it makes me laugh but then I cringe haha
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Level 84
Jan 13, 2024
Pandas are notoriously unfriendly.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2013
Another Vote for National Honor Society
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Level 22
Apr 4, 2013
world wildlife federation
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Level 33
Jun 20, 2013
the fund is headed by the federation.
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Level 24
Dec 11, 2013
should accept United Automobile Workers for UAW
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Level 54
Jul 29, 2016
Agreed! I typed "automobile" about five times! I knew what it was; I just didn't think that the quiz would only accept the lazy way of typing it!
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Level 44
Mar 25, 2018
I typed Automobile also!
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Level 76
Jun 23, 2014
It's World Wildlife Fund.
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Level 84
Jun 25, 2014
Yes, World Wildlife Fund. It accepts the correct answer, but displays just World Wild Fund.
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2019
yea it is the fund for wildlife. Not a worldwide fund, like worldwide web.
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2015
The World Wildlife Fund, I think becamse the WorldWide Fund for Nature. But ironically the official name of the organisation is now ... WWF! www.wwf.org.uk
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Level 73
Mar 15, 2015
WWF (old school world wrestling federation) too ambiguous

NHS - national honor society

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Level 77
Aug 23, 2015
Spelling: "Screen Actors Guild", no apostrophe. And as it stands now "actor's" is singular, a plural would be "actors'".
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Level 56
Dec 16, 2015
Nice quiz. A good mix of US and UK, not always the case here.....
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Level 78
Feb 8, 2017
The pity is that there are many countries besides those two, so it's still a failed attempt. Specially when there's plenty of international entities using acronyms such as UNESCO, IMF, NATO, OPEC, FIFA, OXFAM, AI, FAO,..
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2019
yea those are good ones.
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Level 76
Jun 24, 2017
I am aware of the World Wildlife Fund, but not World Wild Fund??? Also, WWF could also be World Wrestling Federation.
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Level 75
Oct 19, 2017
Many of these are not proper acronyms because their initials don't form a word. SAG is an acronym as people say "sag." CIA is not an acronym as people do not say "seeia." Acronym != Initialism.
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Level 83
Oct 23, 2018
WWF is World Wildlife Fund (the original name and still used in US and Canada), though changed later in 1986 to World Wide Fund for Nature. "World Wild Fund" is wrong
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Level 53
Mar 22, 2019
Its not working. I tried to type soviet and socialist for ussr and it didn't work. i didnt try capitalization but i did try communization (sorry for the pun)
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Level 80
Nov 19, 2019
You have to type both words, not just one or the other? It worked for me.
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Level 56
Jan 8, 2021
Nice quiz!
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2021
Golf, Golfer, Golfing..... Golfers, I learned something today.
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Level 77
Nov 7, 2023
A question I have always had, and that maybe someone here can answer, since my limited research has not yielded results: I understand that at the time it was created, only 30-some years after the end of the American Civil War, maybe the qualifier "Foreign Wars" was felt necessary. But haven't all wars that the USA have been involved in, except the Civil War and I guess the Revolutionary War, have been "foreign"?... Why is it felt that that distinction is still necessary today? I hope maybe someone can provide some insight.
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Level 59
Feb 14, 2024
The only one of these that is an acronym is MoMA, The rest are just abbreviations.

Can you change the quiz's title to reflect this?