How are your acronyms? An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial components in a phrase or word. Usually, these components are individual letters, like “P.S.” for “postscript,” which is when something is to a main body of writing.

Acronyms are quite common, sometimes to the point where we forget what they stand for. Let’s have a quiz to see if you know the bases for some common acronyms. The answers given are what I generally think of. You may have other correct ones — we acronymize a bunch.

Curious about something? Email your questions to Dr. Jerry Wilson at Selected questions will appear in the Curiosity Corner.