But, if you have the time, say them the long way when they come up in conversation and impress (or confound) your friends and relations!
  1. Joint photographic experts group
  2. Compact disc read-only memory
  3. Thomas A. Swift's electric rifle
  4. Frequently-Asked Questions
  5. Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
  6. Self-contained, underwater breathing apparatus
  7. Structured query language
  8. Radio detection and ranging
  9. Hypertext markup language
  10. Mars & Murrie
  11. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  12. Government Employees Insurance Company
  13. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  14. Magnetic resonance imaging scan
  15. Scholastic achievement test
  16. International Business Machines
  17. Subscriber identification module card
  18. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
  19. I owe you
  20. Vertical helical scan tape
  21. Computerized axial tomography scan
  22. Joanne Kathleen Rowling
  23. Runs batted in
  24. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  25. Consumer Value Stores Incorporated
  26. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  27. Absence without official leave
  28. Graphics interchange format
  29. National Collegiate Athletic Association
  30. Energy of a physical system equals mass of the system multiplied by the speed of light in a vacuum squared
  31. Zone improvement plan code
  32. Yet another hierarchically organized Oracle!
  33. Situation normal, all fucked up
  34. Special weapons and tactics team
  35. Image maximum theater
  36. Not in my back yard
  37. Before anyone else
  38. Completely automatic public Turing Test to tell computers and humans apart
  39. Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off
  40. Canada oil low acid
  41. Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe package
  42. Trinitrotoluene
  43. Deoxyribonucleic acid
  44. For your information
  45. Feelings of missing out
  46. Rapid eye movement sleep
  47. Phencyclidine
  48. Your mileage may vary
  49. Oh my God
  50. I know, right?