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06:09 am: Acronyms keep coming out of the woodwork
Okay, making up new acronyms I can understand, but when people start using an already established acronym in a different way, that just messes with my head. I've been noticing people using ETA in ways completely inconsistent with Estimated Time of Arrival, so I had to go look it up.

While I was at it, I decided to look up GIP, since I've been seeing that all over the place as well. I was assuming it meant something along the lines of Go In Peace, but even so, that seemed a bit off. Here are some selected results of the search:
Galvanized Iron Pipe
Gastric Inhibitory Peptide
Generic Implementation Procedure
Giant Inflatable Penguin
Glazed Imitation Parchment
Global Internet Project
Government Industry Partnership
Gratuitous Icon Post (Aha! I think I found it.)

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From:wiliqueen
Date:October 19th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Giant Inflatable Penguin

And this is the one that makes me think I should make icons of the whole list...

For the record, I managed to figure out ETA without asking, although it took me about a month. GIP, I had to ask.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:October 19th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
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The penguin one is apparently from X-Files. Probably from something that happened after I stopped watching, though.
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From:wiliqueen
Date:October 19th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC)
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*blink*

Must have been after I stopped too.
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:October 19th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
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And if you read this post too fast, you get all sorts of mix and match acronyms, such as Gastric Implementation Procedure, Galvanized Inhibitory Pipe, etc. Which is really just disturbing.

What does ETA mean, if not Estimated Time of Arrival?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:October 19th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
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