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Old 06-22-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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I think FA is an acronym used for a lot of things....but I wonder how many?

- In my line of work "FA" normally means "failure analysis" or sometimes "First Article."

- Here in Quebec there is a magazine called "FA," which to my disapointment turned out to stand for "Femme d'Aujourd'hui" (a somewhat racy looking woman's magazine)

What else?
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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in the UK it refers to the Football Association. that's the first meaning that would come into most people's minds (and i notice it's the first result back for 'fa' in Google)
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In my college town, FA means Finance Association (which is an on campus student organization.)

FFA is Future Farmers of America (Also a group on campus.)

I keep hoping they will do an event together so I can take a pic of the advertising and post it haha.

I'm a dork.
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I've heard "FA" used as an acronym for Financial Aid, Financial Assistance and Fine Arts.

I know this is cheating... "FA" acronyms can be found at - http://www.acronymfinder.com/
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If it's read as a word, then it could mean the fourth note of any scale, as in do re mi FA so la ti do.
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I have been in several heated discussions over who gets to be the FA - the first author of a scientific journal article.
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Speaking of heated discussions Fucking Asshole is a fav curseword for many- but, this is a topic for another discussion.....
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I was passed by a tractor trailer on the highway once that had had a logo on the back and side in 8-10 inch tall letters boldly announcing that the company was called FA..... at a closer look you could see the smaller letters which changed the logo to Farmers Association but only if you looked closely as those letters were only about 2 inches tall...... I wished I had a camera that day.
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I got excited the other night when I was looking at some newly submitted objects and patterns for a PC game produced by "our talented FA's". My very first thought was "OMG they have a special section for my fav men". Then I realised they meant Featured Artists. It was such a let down
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I've heard "FA" used as an acronym for Financial Aid, Financial Assistance and Fine Arts.

I know this is cheating... "FA" acronyms can be found at - http://www.acronymfinder.com/
Yeah, I have an associates in FA and I'd go for Masters if it meant different.
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If it's read as a word, then it could mean the fourth note of any scale, as in do re mi FA so la ti do.

and also going off-topic, "fa" can be used in scrabble (y'know) for those 2 letter word combination with other words.
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I've heard "FA" used as an acronym for Financial Aid, Financial Assistance and Fine Arts.

I know this is cheating... "FA" acronyms can be found at - http://www.acronymfinder.com/
Yes, and an MFA is a Master of Fine Arts degree.

But I think we should also apply that acronym to special elite FAs. Conrad is an MFA.

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Its also used for Fanconi Anemia. I have a friend whose son has it. When she says FA, I get all kinds of confused.
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In Germany, many girls use FA as a short form of "Frauenarzt" what means gynaecologist.
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HA!!! I find this unbelievably apropos and hilarious...
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HA!!! I find this unbelievably apropos and hilarious...
Fuck All.
- As in: "I've earned sweet F.A. today cos all my students bloody cancelled!"

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False Alarm?

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I'm glad that we've got the FA = Fine Arts thing, but there's even an extension to that - BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, which gets referred to by those who have one as "Bachelor of Fuck All"! (I hear this often from my wife who has a BFA, and went back to university for an M.Sc. so she could find a job....)
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[QUOTE=joswitch;1288080]Fuck All.
- As in: "I've earned sweet F.A. today cos all my students bloody cancelled!"


People say that here too, and thats what i thought you all meant when you would type posts with "FA" in them, they never made sense to me. The i discovered the FAQ link and it all started making sense.
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in the UK it refers to the Football Association. that's the first meaning that would come into most people's minds (and i notice it's the first result back for 'fa' in Google)
I just noticed a headline from the BBC RSS feed: "Manager Ferguson admits FA charge" I assume FA is used here as you suggested.....although it amuses me to think of it with the Dimensions usage
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