16 Acronyms that geeks speak but don’t know the meaning

By | September 16th, 2009



Among email etiquettes is that you should not use acronyms because not every person knows the meaning of these acronyms. Imagine you’re a geek among your friends and they ask you what the hell is DMOZ, or what does MP3 stands for! Here are few acronyms that most geeks use in their daily life but don’t know the meaning. Honestly tell me how many meanings you knew out of these. 😛

1. 3G Third-generation
2. ATM Asychronous Transfer Mode
3. AJAX Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
4. Blog Short for Web Log
5. DIVX Digital Video Express
6. DMOZ Directory Mozilla
7. DSL Digital Subscriber Line
8. DVD Digital Versatile Disc
9. JPEG Joint Photographics Expert Group
10. KDE K Desktop Environment
11. MP3 MPEG Layer 3
12. MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group
13. SQL Structure Query Language
14. URL Uniform Resource Locator
15. Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
16. Y2K Year 2000

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