A Most Unfortunate Scientific Acronym

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Oh, dear. This probably doesn't mean what you think it means.

As seen in Science China: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy. Add this to our growing collection of eccentric scientific figures, abstracts, paper titles, etc.

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adah
Jane, you ignorant slut.

The worst acronym I've ever come across was military. A few years back there was an initiative to create intelligence teams out of infantry soldiers, so that combat arms companies could have their own organic intelligence support. The teams were initially named "Company Level Intelligence Teams", or "CLITs".