Every time a new technology or product comes out with a acronym or name, the meaning of the acronym or name changes.
For example, the acronym for Cascading Style Sheets is css
. Here in Northwest Indiana and the rest of the Metropolitan Chicago area, css
has another meaning. CSS
is the reporting marks for the Chicago SouthShore and South Bend Railroad, a one hundred year old interurban that is operated by two separate companies, one for freight (http://www.southshorefreight.com
), and one for the commuter trains (http://www.nictd.com
Another example is Vista
is the Spanish word for view
. This year, it has taken on a whole new meaning: A new way to screw computer users out of hundreds of dollars a year
PC today stands for Personal Computer, PC thirty years ago meant Penn Central
, a merger of the Pennsylvania, New York Central, and New Haven railroads, and one of the worst financial disasters in US history.
Can you think of any other such acronyms and words we use today here that have another meaning outside of the computing world?