Lady Rougepen Says: Let’s Decode Common Acronyms


There are acronyms that we use on a regular basis, but don’t know what they stand for. Here are some common ones – decoded:

  • SCUBA – Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
  • URL – Uniform Resource Locator
  • FUBAR – F*&%ed up Beyond all Recognition
  • BOLO – Be On the Lookout
  • TWA (Ebonics) –  Teeny Weeny Afro

What are some other common ones you can decode for us? Do tell!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit



I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

10 thoughts on “Lady Rougepen Says: Let’s Decode Common Acronyms

  1. Kurt Brindley says:

    An alternative for FUBAR is F’d Up Beyond Repair. It was a term oft-used when I was in the navy by the maintenance folks when they were unable to repair any of the sundry telecommunications equipment we used/abused onboard the ship.

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