Archive for Acronyms

NSA relationship

I was amused by this 2006 thread in a dating forum, asking about the meaning of the phrase NSA Relationship in a dating profile. Consensus seemed to be that the term really meant “No Strings Attached,” but respondents suggested a variety of other acronym expansions, such as: “A relationship with someone in the National Security […]


I first encountered the acronyms “LGTM” and “SGTM”—“Looks/Sounds Good To Me”—at work. I'm sure that plenty of people elsewhere use them, but I don't see many instances of them on...


EDNOS turns out to be an acronym for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Which isn't at all unusual in itself, but I'm kind of amused by the idea that someone...