—Richard Lederer, Adventures of a Verbivore, Pocket Books, March 1, 1994
The magazine invited its readers to submit what they call “backronyms“ for scientific institutions, processes, machines and materials. A “backronym“ the New Scientist informs us is “an acronym turned back into words of your choice.“
—Harry Conroy, “Aussie upside down cake,” The Herald, October 1, 1994
A bacronym, says Meredith, is the 'same as an acronym, except that the words were chosen to fit the letters.' Some examples:
GEORGE Georgetown Environmentalists Organized against Rats, Garbage and Emissions.
LIBRA, Inc. Living In the Buff Recreation Associates (now that's a cause that would turn some heads).
And for a mouthful and a half, SURFSIDE The Small Unified Reactor Facility with Systems for Isotopes, Desalting and Electricity.
Bob Levey, "When You Can't Decide, You Just Pick Them All," The Washington Post, November 8, 1983