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Some funny acronym expansions of Emacs1

  • MACS belongs in <sys/errno.h>: Editor too big!
  • Escape-Meta-Alt-Control-Shift

EMACS may stand for “Editing MACroS,” but some friends of mine suggested some more creative definitions. Here they are. Anyone have any additions?

  • Eight Megabytes And Constantly Swapping
  • Even a Master of Arts Comes Simpler
  • Emacs Manuals Are Cryptic and Surreal
  • Energetic Merchants Always Cultivate Sales
  • Each Manual's Audience is Completely Stupified
  • Emacs Means A Crappy Screen
  • Eventually Munches All Computer Storage
  • Even My Aunt Crashes the System
  • Eradication of Memory Accomplished with Complete Simplicity
  • Elsewhere Maybe Alternative Civilizations Survive
  • Egregious Managers Actively Court Stallman
  • Esoteric Malleability Always Considered Silly
  • Emacs Manuals Always Cause Senility
  • Easily Maintained with the Assistance of Chemical Solutions
  • EMACS MACRO ACTED CREDO SODOM
  • Edwardian Manifestation of All Colonial Sins
  • Generally Not Used
  • Except by Middle Aged Computer Scientists
  • Extended Macros Are Considered Superfluous
  • Every Mode Accelerates Creation of Software
  • Elsewhere Maybe All Commands are Simple
  • Emacs May Allow Customized Screwups
  • Excellent Manuals Are Clearly Suppressed
  • Emetic Macros Assault Core and Segmentation
  • Embarrassed Manual-Writer Accused of Communist Subversion
  • Extensibility and Modifiability Aggravate Confirmed Simpletons
  • Emacs May Annihilate Command Structures
  • Easily Mangles, Aborts, Crashes and Stupifies
  • Extraneous Macros And Commands Stink
  • Exceptionally Mediocre Algorithm for Computer Scientists
  • EMACS Makes no Allowances Considering its Stiff price
  • Equine Mammals Are Considerably Smaller
  • Embarrassingly Mundane Advertising Cuts Sales
  • Every Moron Assumes CCA is Superior
  • Exceptionally Mediocre Autocratic Control System
  • EMACS May Alienate Clients and Supporters
  • Excavating Mayan Architecture Comes Simpler
  • Erasing Minds Allows Complete Submission
  • Every Male Adolescent Craves Sex
  • Elephantine Memory Absolutely Considered Sine que non
  • Emacs Makers Are Crazy Sickos
  • Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Mo- Macros Are Completely Slow
  • Experience the Mildest Ad Campaign ever Seen
  • Emacs Makefiles Annihilate C- Shells
  • Eradication of Memory Accomplished with Complete Simplicity
  • Emetic Macros Assault Core and Segmentation
  • Epileptic MLisp Aggravates Compiler Seizures
  • Eleven thousand Monkeys Asynchronously Crank out these Slogans

Someone at a luncheon suggested it meant

Evenings, Mornings, And a Couple of Saturdays

Pleeeeeeeze!!! Nice try on the meaning of EMACS. I believe the correct acronym is:

Emacs Makes All Computing Simple

The following should be added:

Emacs Makes A Computer Slow

There is more …

Author: Zhenjie Chen <zhenjie@cs.unm.edu>

Date: 2013-06-05 Wed

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