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Bad Acronyms are a series of jokes and photoshopped image macros where the words of an acronym do not match up with the letters of that acronym. An acronym is a mnemonic device where each letter in a word stands for another word (for example, the word "Scuba" is an acronym for for " S elf – C ontained U nderwater B reathing A pparatus). The jokes are generally used in shitposts.
Before becoming an internet joke, several images of bad acronyms went viral online to decent spread (examples shown below).
While the origins of the Bad Acronym Shitpost aesthetic are unclear, posts on /r/MemeEconomy indicate the rise of the format began in March of 2017. On March 9th, Instagram user crit.a.cola uploaded an image macro that read "Yeah I'm G.A.Y. Grateful For Jesus," gaining over 1,600 likes (shown below).
Four days later, a deep fried version of the post was posted to /r/MemeEconomy. Several more edits appeared on the subreddit in the coming week as most users enthusiastically recommended "buying" into the format.
Over the following months, the format would remain in decent use with several popular reddit posts using the format. For example, on May 20th, user Trash_garbage_waste uploaded a variation with Pac-man using the Respect Women meme that gained over 7,200 points on the subreddit (shown below, left). On the 24th, user le kijf posted a deconstructed version to /r/coaxedintoasnafu, gaining over 900 points (shown below, right).
 /r/MemeEconomy – Satire Christian acronyms found on r/dankchristianmemes expected to rise soon, buy all satire acronym memes for potential hit in overall meme market
 /r/MemeEconomy – Normies have found the poorly worded Christian acronym memes. SELL FAST!!
 /r/MemeEconomy – Acronym memes rising!!! BUY BUY BUY!!!!
 /r/MemeEconomy – [OC] Bad Acronym memes are very versatile and un-normieable. Invest!
 /r/dankmemes – Thanks pacman
 /r/coaxedintoasnafu – noun loosely relevant to topic
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