Common Abbreviations and Organizations in the US (040825, 040901, work in progress) Please let us know via e-mail to to have our updated list.

3-D Three Dimensional
4x4 Four by Four
AA Alcoholics Anonymous
AAA American Automobile Association
ACT American Collegiate Testing
Ammo Ammunition
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ATM Automatic Teller Machine
ATV All-Terrain Vehicle
AWOL Absent Without Leave
BMX Bicycle Motocross
BYOB Bring Your Own Booze (or Beer, Bottle)
Carb Carbohydrate
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CNN Cable News Network
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DNR Department of Natural Resources
DOA Dead on Arrival
DOB Date Of Birth
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DUI Driving Under the Influence
DVD Digital Video Disk
DWI Driving While Intoxicated
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ER Emergency Room
ESL English as a Second Language
ET Extra Terrestrial
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FIFA Federation International Football Association
GI Government Issue
GPA Grade Point Average
ID Identification
INS Immigration Neutralization Service
KIA Killed in Action
LA Los Angeles
LAPD Los Angeles Police Department
MIA Missing in Action
MLB Major League Baseball
MTV Music Television
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASCAR National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
NBA National Basketball Association
NBC National Broadcasting Company
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
NFL National Football League
NHL National Hockey League
NRA National Rifle Association
NYPD New York Police Department
PGA Professional Golfer's Association
Photo ID Photo Identification
POW Prisoner of War
R&R Rest and Relaxation
RIP Rest In Peace
RSVP Répondez S’il Vous Plaît (Respond, Please)
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
Sci-Fi Science Fiction
SSN Social Security Number
SUV Sports Utility Vehicle
TV Television
UFO Unidentified Flying Object
USPS United States Postal Service
VCR Video Cassette Recorder
vet veterinarian or Veteran
VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
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