And even when I *know* what the initials stand for, sometimes the initials and acronyms suggest hilarious things to my mind. AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, if you can pronounce that) makes me say, "Ayya, DMK!"... a kind of excited exclamation. COMED-K (the joint entrance exam for Medical,Engineering, and Dental students, Karnataka) makes me add a "Y" at the end of the COMED and laugh at the way the unfeeling authorities have been playing with the lives of hapless young students for the past few years. (COMEDY-K would also describe the political scenario of Karnataka very well.)
IWPTRTFNOTAB. (I Want People To Refer To the Full Names of Things, Animals, and Birds.) So please, I don't want to hear about LBV's and RRP's (Long-Billed Vultures and Rose-Ringed Parakeets) or I will GUIS (Go Up In Smoke.)
However, I do LOVE witty cross-lingual acronyms like:
KEB (Kai Enthi Bhavan, describing the little Darshini eateries that dot Bangalore..."kai enthi" means "holding in one's hand" and refers to the way patrons stand up in these joints, either at tall tables, or holding their food plates in their hands.) KEB is usually Karnataka Electricity Board.
VIP (VAy IllA Poocchi..."insect without a voice"..to describe an overly meek and mild person) VIP is usually Very Important Person.
HMT (Half Mottai Thalai..."half head bald"..obviously to describe one with a slipping hairline) HMT is usually Hindustan Machine Tools.
I would love to hear some other cross-lingual ones like that....