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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:03 am 
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what is this called when an acronym's first letter stands for itself


ex . FIRS (FIRS Industry Replacement Set)
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CHIPS (CHIPS Has Improved Player's Stations)
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NUTS (NUTS Unrealistic Train Set)

theres problably more , but what is this 'pattern' called?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:17 am 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursive_acronym


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:24 am 
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Some people also call it 'stupid' and 'not amusing' :twisted:

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FIRS Industry Replacement Set (Released) | HEQS Heavy Equipment Set (trucks, industrial trams and more) (Finished)
Squid Ate FISH (ships) (Released) | CHIPS Has Improved Players' Stations (Finished)
Iron Horse (trains, released) | Termite (tracks for Iron Horse, released) | Busy Bee (game script, released)

Road Hog (road vehicles, released)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:28 am 
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YETI Extended Towns and Industries
FISH is SHips
RAWR Absolute World Replacement
CATS Adaptive Train Stations
DOOM Obscenely Oversized Machinery
PURR Universal Rainbow Rails
BRIX - ?
(not all these sets have been released so far)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:03 am 
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I carefully avoided this problem with SPI (Stock Piled Industries). Perhaps it was because I couldn't think of anything better.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:43 pm 
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_dp_ wrote:


somehow , without searching for it , I ended up on the TARDIS Page I think it was

See Also > Circular Logic > Parodox > Casualty Loop > Time Travel > Time War > Time War (Doctor Who) > TARDIS

see , enough clicking in see also gets you to something irrelevant , if I went further I might get on a page about elephants

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