In the States, one of our over-the-counter painkillers is Tylenol (generic: acetaminophen). English-speaking countries oveseas refer to it as Paracetamol†.
Pharmacology books often refer to it as APAP... but I've never gotten a good explanation as to where the abbreviation APAP comes from.
Turns out, the full chemical formula for acetaminophen/paracetamol/tylenol is N-Acetyl-Para-AminoPhenol (APAP), or simply para-acetylaminophenol. Ready for some word magic?
I'm as giddy and excited about this as I was when I found out what MaAlOx stood for. I'm sure absolutely nobody else cares... but if you've ever met me, you know it's the small shit that gets me every time.