Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/09/lohan_bacronym/

LOHAN slips BRA over BOOBIES in ballocket backronym buffoonery

Alternative sensible(ish) suggestions invited for control board moniker

By Lester Haines

Posted in SPB, 9th November 2012 10:01 GMT

Our invitation to readers to come up with a snappy acronym/backronym for our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission's electronic control board appears to have awoken the sniggering schoolboy inside some of you.

Special Projects Bureau tradition dictates that we have an entertaining moniker for our endeavours, hence Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS), LOHAN, and indeed the Rocketry Experimental High Altitude Barosimulator (REHAB) vacuum chamber.

Despite appearances to the contrary, we do maintain some standards of nomenclatural decorum, so the following suggestions for LOHAN's beating electronic heart won't be making the short-list for the final public vote, entertaining as some of them are:

In fact, we only have a couple of offerings fit for purpose, although they're both a bit of a stretch:

Well, this just won't do. Seriously, get your act together, and come up with something witty and inspired, suitable both for public consumption and the honour of accompanying LOHAN to the stratosphere. Take it away... ®


Further LOHAN resources:

LOHAN - A Special Projects Bureau production in association with...

  • 3T RPD logo
  • University of Southampton logo
  • Applied Vacuum Engineering logo
  • Escher Technologies
  • Flashpoint Fireworks logo
  • HAB Supplies logo
  • Rock 7 logo

Paper Aircraft Released Into Space