From: Seoul, Korea
One of the things I inherited from a guy on the way out when I was a newbie at McDonnell Douglas was a well-used company tome called the "Dictionary of Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initialisms" or thereabouts. It was a very large book with tens, maybe even hundreds, of thousands of entries. I think I still have the thing somewhere. Early on I noticed four engineer colleagues nearby had a sign above their bay saying "The TWASPIT." When I asked what that meant, they said to check the acronym book. It meant "Therapeutic Work Aid Station for Physically Inactive Thinkers." I don't think the military and aerospace worlds could exist without acronyms.
Beer, because barley makes lousy bread.