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I see this ad sometimes and I would like to know what the acronyms are.

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    I don't know about the first word but I assumed the second word was "bliss". – ChrisF Dec 29 '10 at 15:42
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    It's not using any acronyms – random Dec 29 '10 at 23:58
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    Are you saying that FML is not an acronym? – Bryan Field Dec 30 '10 at 1:59
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    Pronounce FML as a word – random Dec 30 '10 at 3:45
  • Sorry, I don't get it... tried fml and ffffffffffmmmmmmmmmmmmmlllllllllll... Could you translate? – Bryan Field Dec 30 '10 at 14:09
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    Urban dictionary ftw. urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fml – BalusC Jan 15 '11 at 19:01
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    Did anyone else think Bliss was BWSS? I spent a few minutes Googling some crazy acronym – georgiecasey Jan 16 '11 at 7:43
  • @random: I can't find any evidence that FML is any less of an acronym than NATO is. Have a look at the Wikipedia article. – oKtosiTe Jan 30 '11 at 23:20
  • That whole Wikipedia article explains the difference between acronyms and initialisms @okt – random Jan 30 '11 at 23:24
  • Actually, it explains that there doesn't appear to be a fixed definition of an acronym. @random – oKtosiTe Jan 31 '11 at 6:58
  • I thought it was BWSS too. If it didn't mean anything before, it will now. ;) – Jim Raden Mar 4 '11 at 18:26
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The second looks like the word "bliss" to me (i.e. not an acronym), and the first is probably an acronym for "f*** my life".

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    Wow... not exactly professional, is it? – user102937 Dec 29 '10 at 15:55
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    @Robert, I like it. No need to be perfectly professional all the time. – jjnguy Dec 29 '10 at 15:56
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    @jinguy: I like it too, it's just a bit... startling for a careers ad, now that I know what it actually means. Perhaps that was the intended effect. – user102937 Dec 29 '10 at 15:58
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    The first time I saw it I thought the slider was interactive and tried to fiddle around with it... – Yi Jiang Dec 29 '10 at 16:17
  • Same thing happened to me. – Bryan Field Dec 29 '10 at 16:32
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The first is most definitely an acronym for 'F*ck My Life'. And the second is the word 'Bliss'. They are essentially two opposite ends of the job satisfaction spectrum.

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