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#895004 - 06/16/13 10:50 PM Flexible Abbreviations
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Each abbreviation below, in everyday usage, can stand for two completely different things. What?

-1. AC
-2. PC
-3. MP
-4. BC
-5. PR
-6. OT
-7. TM
-8. PDA
-9. IRA
-10. ERA
-11. CD
-12. LOL
-13. LCD
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#895006 - 06/16/13 10:54 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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2. politically correct personal computer

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#895008 - 06/16/13 11:08 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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6. overtime / occupational therapy wave

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#895014 - 06/17/13 12:26 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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11. compact disk/certificate of deposit
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#895022 - 06/17/13 02:03 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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13. liquid crystal display / lowest common denominator wave
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#895025 - 06/17/13 02:32 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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1. air conditioning/alternating current

5. public relations/permanent resident??
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#895033 - 06/17/13 03:36 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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4.Before Christ/Bar Code woozy wave
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#895037 - 06/17/13 03:56 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Haroula]
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3. Member of Parliament / Military Policeman wave thumbsup

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#895057 - 06/17/13 07:26 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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9. Individual Retirement Account/Irish Republican Army grin wave

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#895061 - 06/17/13 08:05 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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#895072 - 06/17/13 08:55 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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12. laughing out loud
little old lady smile
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#895088 - 06/17/13 10:18 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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While all of the answers probably work, #4, 5, and 12 need different ones added.
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#895092 - 06/17/13 10:27 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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5. Personal Record??
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#895108 - 06/17/13 11:16 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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12. Lots of luck?? penguin
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#895118 - 06/17/13 12:32 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: DoreenS]
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12. lots of love think
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#895128 - 06/17/13 01:01 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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7. trademark, text message smile
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#895140 - 06/17/13 02:09 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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8 - public display of affection ,personal digital assistant ?

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#895147 - 06/17/13 02:48 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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Niki's got #12. smile
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#895234 - 06/17/13 11:25 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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manxman and i are both incorrect ?

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#895277 - 06/18/13 06:42 AM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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5. problem report
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#895357 - 06/18/13 12:42 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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Manxman and niteowl also correct but on the second page so I missed them. lol

Gail, think of a country. smile
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#895367 - 06/18/13 01:11 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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4. British Columbia?

5. Puerto Rico?
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#895392 - 06/18/13 03:07 PM Re: Flexible Abbreviations [Re: Pandora]
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Correct on both counts, Doreen! smile smile smile
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