Top 15 Creative and Hilarious Acronym Expansions of Emacs

We all know that Emacs stands for "Editor MACroS", but several creative people have given the feature-rich text editor some innovative and rather funny definitions. --Here are a few of those that I gathered, and then if you have some, feel free to add yours:

15. Eradication of Memory Accomplished with Complete Simplicity

14. Emacs Manuals Are Cryptic and Surreal

13. Even My Aunt Crashes the System

12. Extensibility and Modifiability Aggravate Confirmed Simpletons

11. Emetic Macros Assault Core and Segmentation

10. Equine Mammals Are Considerably Smaller

9. Exceptionally Mediocre Autocratic Control System

8. Easily Maintained with the Assistance of Chemical Solutions

7. Embarrassed Manual-Writer Accused of Communist Subversion

6. Edwardian Manifestation of All Colonial Sins

5. Every Mode Accelerates Creation of Software

4. Excavating Mayan Architecture Comes Simpler

3. Epileptic MLisp Aggravates Compiler Seizures

2. Elsewhere Maybe All Commands are Simple

1. Every Male Adolescent Craves Sex


  1. Eighty Megs And Constantly Swapping

  2. Eight Megs And Constantly Swapping

  3. What about the most famous of all:
    Escape Meta Alt Control Shift

  4. Student: Master, does EMACS have the buddha nature?

    Master: Probably, it has darn well everything else.

  5. Bernard SwissApril 17, 2009

    Exerts My Aching Carpals Strenuously