Tag Archives: Acronyms


Slang about UCLA

Context: The informant is a young professional who graduated from UCLA in 2012.  She relays that the acronym for her school had the unofficial meaning of the “University of Cute Little Asians”. Analysis: A quick search of the UCLA website’s enrollment statistics shows that the ethnic category with the highest enrollment is those who have checked… Continue Reading »

Singaporean Joke Acronyms

Acronyms : SBS Singapore Bus Service Side-By-Side SDU Social Development Unit Single, Desperate, Ugly MRT Mass Rapid Transit Mad Rush to Train SAF Singapore Armed Forces Serve And Forget PAP People’s Action Party Pay and Pay PUB Public Utilities Board Pay Until Bankrupt LTA Land Transport Authority Long Tio Ah (Crash)   These were a… Continue Reading »