That’s An Acronym? (Part II)
Humvee = High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
IKEA = Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, the farm he grew up on, and the town where the farm was located.
Canola = Canada Oil, Low Acid. This is the oil produced by the rapeseed, but Canola was chosen as a more marketable label name, and to indicate that a problematic acid present in wild varieties had been bred out of Canola oil.
Gulag = Glavnoye Upravleniye Ispravitelno-Trudovykh Lagerey, which is Russian for “Chief Administration of Corrective Labour Camps.”
BASE jumping = the things you can jump off of, namely Buildings, Antennas, Spans (such as bridges) and Earth (like cliffs).
A “bit” in the computer data sense = “binary digit,” which in this case means 0 or 1.
Pakistan is an acronym for the Indian regions it was made from: Punjab, Afghan, Kashmir, (I added for pronunciation), Sind, and BaluchisTAN.