era. For example, the local short form of " Hong Kong University " uses "Kong" rather than "Hong". 80 Some acronyms are chosen deliberately to avoid a name considered undesirable: For example, Verliebt in Berlin ( ViB a German telenovela, was first intended to be Alles nur aus Liebe ( All for Love but was changed to avoid the resultant acronym anal. Technological Institute of Textile Sciences is still known as "tits". For the Latin plural of "pages paginae, or MSS for "manuscripts". Another driver for the adoption of acronyms was modern warfare, with its many highly technical terms. 39 Current use edit Acronyms are used most often to abbreviate names of organizations and long or frequently referenced terms. Some examples of the syllabic type are Gestapo rather than GSP (for Geheime Staatspolizei, 'Secret State Police Flak rather than FAK (for Fliegerabwehrkanone, anti-aircraft gun Kripo rather than KP (for Kriminalpolizei, detective division police).