Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Mon Jul 3 17:10:57 UTC 2006

> it would be nice to have these assembled, with some discussion of the
> history of each acronym (insofar as it is known), in a single place. it
> could even make an entertaining little book.

Ahem, I treated most of them in my book, "Port Out, Starboard Home"
(Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds on your side of the pond).

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
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