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What does XNA stand for?

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    BuckyBit

    hearing voices: 

    "...we need to create a name-development team"

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    Ambition

    Yggdrasil wrote:
    
    Sven Groot wrote: There are plenty of examples of such "recursive" acronyms in the *nix world: Pine Is Not Elm, PHP Hypertext Processor, etc.


    I think GNU's Not Unix is the original recursive acronym, but I could be wrong.


    I thought GNU came from this.

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    Angus

    UlsterFry wrote:
    It's from Microsoft,  so it's gotta have an 'X' in there


    Definitely.

    It is interesting that a name that seems like an acronym is not one.

    The Acronym Finder says XNA stands for these things:

    [Link]

    A few seem like they have something to do with Microsoft.

    Angus Higgins

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    littleguru

    Ambition wrote:
    
    Yggdrasil wrote: 
    Sven Groot wrote: There are plenty of examples of such "recursive" acronyms in the *nix world: Pine Is Not Elm, PHP Hypertext Processor, etc.


    I think GNU's Not Unix is the original recursive acronym, but I could be wrong.


    I thought GNU came from this.


    It's GNU's Not Unix. I'm sure! Remember my friend. He told me that each day at least 100 times.

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    W3bbo

    littleguru wrote:
    
    Ambition wrote:
    Yggdrasil wrote: 
    Sven Groot wrote: There are plenty of examples of such "recursive" acronyms in the *nix world: Pine Is Not Elm, PHP Hypertext Processor, etc.


    I think GNU's Not Unix is the original recursive acronym, but I could be wrong.


    I thought GNU came from this.


    It's GNU's Not Unix. I'm sure! Remember my friend. He told me that each day at least 100 times.


    The "GNU's Not Unix" thing started off the whole "Is Not" recursive-acronym fad in the UNIX community, consider:

    LAME = Lame Ain't An Encoder (bit silly, since LAME is an encoder)
    PINE = PINE Is Not Elm
    Linux = Linux Is Not Unix
    MINT = MINT Is Not TRAC
    PNG = PNG (Is) NOT GIF
    WINE = WINE Is Not (An) Emulator

    And many more
    .

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    Rossj

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    LAME = Lame Ain't An Encoder (bit silly, since LAME is an encoder)
    PINE = PINE Is Not Elm
    Linux = Linux Is Not Unix
    MINT = MINT Is Not TRAC
    PNG = PNG (Is) NOT GIF
    WINE = WINE Is Not (An) Emulator

    And many more
    .



    My fave ...

    XINU — Xinu Is Not Unix

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