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Unexpected Acronym, or, one of these things is not like the other...
Bar Harbor
alexx_kay
I've run across this a few times recently, but I figure some of you haven't yet.

LASER = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
MASER = Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
TASER = Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle

Really!
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I did not know that about TASER. I like it. *G*

Yeah, I read that recently as well, and was amused.

I think that all three, along with RADAR, have been naturalized away from being acronyms modernly.

I wonder if the coiners of LASER had that in mind.

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