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Front To Backronyms [BB432]

12 October, 2013

A different Birdbrain this week, making the most of lesser known acronyms from two different fields. See how you go with this pair, and then feel free to supply your own esoteric memory-joggers from your own realm, or trivial banks.

  1. As an acronym, the seven most common conjunctions (or joining words) in English spell FANBOYS. Using those initials, how many grammatical joiners can you name?

  2. Army brass may well tell recruits that BRASS is a mnemonic (or memory prompt) for shooting rifles. What are the five key steps – each one a simple verb – that go to spell BRASS?

BB431 SOLUTION: Fig pith, did fib, idly jilt, giggly ride, giddy biddy, glib biff, lightly kip, flighty piggy, filthy ditty, tight thigh, kid p/blight, fillip tidbit. (Other phrases are possible.)

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