April 25, 2006
The Bungie Acronym Compendium
JNAMSTFY. DMUKYA. ABTFIPASO5. These cryptic identifiers have entertained, enightened, frustrated, and confounded Bungie fans since the early days in Chicago. Found on nearly every game and soundtrack created or licensed by Bungie, a surprising number of these enigmatic acronyms remain unsolved.
| Acronym || Game || Solution || Confirmed by: |
| DMUKYA || Marathon || Don't Make Us Kick Your Ass ||   |
| MBIBTYB || Marathon 2 || My Bob Is Bigger Than Your Bob ||   |
| TBWSAF || Marathon ∞ and Trilogy|| Trick Bitch Whore Slut Ass Fucker || Alex Rosenberg |
| WACCSMD || Myth || Warcraft And Command & Conquer, Suck My Dick || Max Hoberman |
| MRTEFCFY|| Myth Soundtrack || Michael Ryan, This Eleven Foot Cock's For You || Max |
| TATRTSTS || Myth II || Total Annihilation True Real Time Strategy Totally Sucks || Tuncer Deniz (below) |
| WUBNMH || Myth II Soundtrack || What's Up, Bitch? Not Much, Holmes || Matt Soell |
| SPMLOAS || Myth Total Codex || Steve Parson's Mom Likes Our Ass Sandwich || Max |
| YYMMDBATC || Myth TC Soundtrack || Yummy, Yummy, Munchy, Munchy, Dwarven Bones Are Tasty Crunchy || Max Hoberman |
| ABTFIPASO5 || Halo (GotY) || Arrr, Bitch! The Future Is Pimps At Sea '05! || Max |
| SABABWL || Halo Soundtrack, Halo 3 Beta || Shiny And Bumpy And Bursting With Love || Marty O'Donnell |
| ILWNL || Halo PC ||   ||   |
| JNAMSFTFY || Halo 2 ||   ||   |
| EGATFIBGBCSIMAW || Halo 2 Soundtrack Vol 1 ||   ||   |
| MNNGSBTFS || Halo 2 Soundtrack Vol 1 ||   ||   |
| IOHBOY || Halo 2 In-game map (Metropolis) ||   ||   |
| SIOHBOY || Halo 2 In-game credits ||   ||   |
| TOFTMTWCLMB || Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack ||   ||   |
| HAISTCWITDO || Halo 2 Soundtrack Vol 2 ||   ||   |
| BMDWATBATWMC || Halo Graphic Novel ||   ||   |
| DTARAGS || Halo 2 Vista ||   ||   |
| SLMCWMYOW || Halo 3 ||   ||   |
| JLTLEBLC || Halo 3 Limited Edition ||   ||   |
| WWYANOFAWD || Halo 3 Legendary Edition ||   ||   |
| TGAWAFAL || Halo 3 Soundtrack||   ||   |
| ITIFGDM360 || Halo 3: ODST||   ||   |
| ONSSFIH || Halo 3: ODST Soundtrack||   ||   |
| BBBSLTPHSTBGF || Halo: Reach ||   ||   |
| TIMLAFAHS || Halo: Reach Soundtrack ||   ||   |
There have been tons of different guesses as to these on a variety of different forums all over the place, so if you see one you think you know the answer to, feel free to post a comment. Hopefully, someone at Bungie will step in periodically and let us know how we're doing.
Remember that, although some of them contain a little bit of good-natured profanity, they're not all
strings of foul language. Many of them are catchphrases heard around the Bungie offices during development of the related game.
Note: It's pretty obvious that EGATFIBGBCSIMAW refers to the skulls (Envy, Grunt Birthday Party, Assassins, Thunderstorm, Famine, I Would Of Been Your Daddy, Blind, Ghost, Black, Catch, Sputnik, Iron, Mystic, Anger) but since no one from Bungie has ever stepped in with any observations on the elusive W at the end, and public opinion is hardly conclusive, it's pretty pointless to keep throwing guesses about it around. Maybe somebody in the know would care to tell us a story? ;-)
For the record, here are a few of the more widely-recognized guesses on some of the unsolved ones:
SPMLOAS: Single-Player Myth, Loads (or Lots) Of Additional Shit
ILWNL: I Like (or Love) Winning, Not Losing
IOHBOY: I'm Only Here Because Of You
SIOHBOY: Sid, I'm Only Here Because Of You
Anyone who can confirm or deny these is always welcome. :-)
In the Halo 3 Beta, SABABWL is heard via Morse code, coming from the radio near the upper flag base on the map High Ground.
Halo:Reach is upon us, with a new acronym, and a very plausible-sounding guess from old-school community stalwart Ross Mills, over on the HBO forum
: "Bye Bye Bungie, So Long To Project: Halo. Stuff's Totally Been Great Fun". As always, we appreciate any insight that benevolent patrons wish to make. ;-)
What sounds like a perfectly reasonable guess for the Reach Soundtrack, found over on the HBO Forum
: "This Is My Last Absolutely F***ing Awesome Halo Soundtrack". Perhaps Marty will chime in somewhere on this?
Posted by mnemesis at April 25, 2006 8:33 PM
JNAMSFTFY = Just Not Another Marathon Sequel For The Fans Youknow
Maybe not :)
IOHBOY is I'm Only Here Because Of You, I think. Instert 'Sid' for the SIOHBOY variant.
I can't remember who it was (Marty?) who hinted that we hadn't found all the secrets in game: maybe there's *still* another skull? I reckon it'll appear after all of them have been collected. Or something stupid.
TATRTSTS - Total Annihilation True Real Time Strategy Totally Sucks. There, ya got another one. At the time TA was all the rage and they used to called themselves "true real-time strategy" which we hated so I put that in there to jab them a bit ;)
Excellent, and oh so close to many of the guesses on the old MSP acronyms page. Thanks, Tuncer. Always a pleasure to hear from any of the old-timers. ;-)
JNAMSFTFY - "Joke Not, Another Marathon Story Forum Theory For You"?
Hehehe. The good old EGATFIBGBCSIMAW. Well, try going through the game [halo 2] on legendary and collect all the skulls, and look around while fighting Tarturus. You will see what the W means.
ILWNL - Halo PC
I Like Winning, Never Losing
That just came out, and didn't give it much thought!
See me on Halo 2, XBOX Live. My Gamertag has something to do with a dizzle and a dazzle + dog.
it means maw is gate with a big frikon club
New acronym for ya guys, from the Halo Graphic Novel:
I posted this over on the HBO forums...and Mr. Chavez liked it, so here's a copy and paste job:
Because Marvel Did What All The Bastards At Titan Wouldn't Make Cuts.
Kinda just popped into my head...the T could also stand for Tokyopop...but I doubt it matters one way or the other.
and here's Miguel's reply:
wow, that's actually close to something that would really make sense
because marvel did what all the bastards/bitches at Time Warner mxxx couldn't?
DC is owned by Time Warner
Perhaps the second M in the BMDWATBATWMC is actually a name, ie; Because Marvel Did What All Those Bastards At Time Warner, Mike, Couldn't.
Just a thought.
DMUKYA - Damn Man, Urcle Kicked Your Ass
The acronym from the Halo Triple Pack is:
ILWNL - I Laugh When Noguchi Laughs
I Love What Noguchi Loves
I Love When Noguchi Loses
Hehe. Boxer's take on the Halo Graphic Novel acronym is pretty funny. But I have to say that the "M" doesn't stand for Marvel; though one of the words was guessed correctly.
When we were putting together the Myth soundtrack packaging we were pretty unhappy at what we considered an unfair review. Cruel? Perhaps. Crude? Who, us? Never!
I lothe Windows, not Linux
DMUKYA - Damn! My Uncle Kicked Your Ass
soldiers and bungie are bored with losers
seven and bungie are born with love
I'm not sure why some folks continue to submit guesses to DMUKYA... It's ALREADY been solved! It was one of the first ones to be solved guys, it's over 10 years old.
"When we were putting together the Myth soundtrack packaging we were pretty unhappy at what we considered an unfair review. Cruel? Perhaps. Crude? Who, us? Never!"
Based on that, I would guess the last two letters to be "Fuck you."
The 'R' could be review...
Grunt Birthday Party
I Would Have Been Your Daddy
I wonder if it's too much to ask for a
simple official Bungie YES or NO on this
solution...no hints, just yes or no.
It would bring happiness to a great many
people to have just that much!
i agree with /\ /\ /\ bungie should think about releasing all the hidden stuff in their games when the game is over 5 years old
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That is the date that the Forerunners set the Halo's to be set from camloflauge. Before then they were hidden. It is all part of there plan.
The fact that they died was a huge conspiracy. It never happened. They ARE alive. They set there machines everywhere to help set off the galactic destruction of the universe. Why?
The humans, and the covenant.
There technology was advancing far too fast for the Forerunners to allow it. They intilized a secret and very fast plan. Which would lead to one thing - Major Destruction.
They lost a lot of there own, but that is to be expected. The Ark - Ha!
The Forerunners made that!?
Of Course. But Why?
By the time you beat Halo 3 you still won't know. You won't know until the end of Halo Wars.
Don't bother asking anout me at bungie. I didn't leave enough info to be tracked down. Believe this or not. I don't care.
- Dr. Catherine Hasley was a good women, too bad she dies.
W = Whuppopotamus
aka unnamed skull
IT has pretty much been confirmed that the JNAM acronym is synonyms for the powers of the skulls. THe synonyms where to be typed in on a virtual keyboard allowing halo 2 skulls to be turned on/off
and so on
JNAM (yes...just the first half)
It was found in the hex...but is that really the first part of JNAMSFTFY or not?
Because Marty Did What All Those Bungie Asses Thought, Would Marty Cry?
ABTFIPASO5 Halo (GotY)
Another Battle The Forerunners Insisted, Pimps At Sea, O5
SABABWL is "shiny and bumpy and bursting with love."
The acronym shows up in the Halo 3 Beta, too.
We're exceedingly lame for not fingering this out. But look! This is the first Halo acronym COMPLETELY solved. Now just that W in the Halo 2 one. D:
Im guessing it is "Would it help if i said please" since the skull is un-named and the first word of the phrase that activates the skull is a W so thats my guess.
Halo 2 for Windows Vista has the acronym "DTARAGS" in the usual spot; on both the back of the cardboard sleeve and the back of the new clamshell PC game box.
I'm guessing that the first few letters stand for: "DirectX Ten..." or maybe even "DirectX Ten Ain't..."
Nice! Added to the list up top.
I personally think it would more likely be something not involving DirectX. My first thoughts were "Don't trust anyone/anybody"
Followup to my previous comment about "Don't trust" - I was thinking, could possibly be "Don't tell" also
Shiny and bumpy and bursting with love.
See HBO newspost for details.
This is going back aways, but I guess no one's solved the Total Codex acronym yet?
I might have a start, if no one's thought of it yet:
Some players may like o__ a__ s__
JNAMSFTFY: Jump Now and my Spartan Fails to Frag you.
The legendary edition has a different acronym:
SLMCWMYOW Halo 3
So Long Master Chief, Will Miss You ?
The LEG. Edition almost looks like a What would jebus do knock off :P
Just let the legendary edition be legendary, _____
Sid loves men cause women may _______
wort wort _____
why would you ask now, oh fuck ____
so long master chief we'll miss you on wednesday?
What would __________ do
without warning you are now on fire and will die
Just like the legendary edition but less cool
i meant limited not legendary. sorry!
ILWNL = I Love Winning Not Losing
JLTLEBLC = Just love the limited edition, because legendary can't. :P
"JLTLEBLC = Just love the limited edition, because legendary can't. :P" Posted by: Brandon
I think it's more likely it would be something like Just love the limited edition, because legendary costs. But I think the best suggestion yet on this one was "Just like the legendary edition but less cool".
True, or maybe "Just like Legendary Edition, but less costly" or 'Collectible' or, like you said 'Cool'.
This one got to me: SLMCWMYOW
So Long Master Chief, We'll Miss You(r) _ _ ? Maybe "Your Old Ways"?
These acronyms have gotten under my skin. I want to figure them all out. :(
Perhaps WWYANOFAWD is
Why Would You Annihilate Nosferatu Over F***ing Alien Warlord's Destruction? (as in the destruction of the earth)
ITIFGDM360- I Think I Fried God Damned Microsoft's 360
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned IWHBYD...
I would have been your daddy (but a dog beat me over the fence)
Continuing with the DirectX Ten line of thought...
DirectX Ten Ain't Really All Good Shit.
perhaps something like:
"This Is My Last Acronym For All Halo Stuff/Shit"
just guessing don't have anything solid to go on
This my first time here.
For the Halo:Reach one
I over looked it and I heard this in my mind...
Bye Bye Bye So Long To (Poor/Pathetic) (Heretics/Humans/Hoes) (Star/Starred/Start) To (Be/Being) Gone Forever
Bye Bye Bye So Long (Thank/Thanks/To) (Population/Populace/Peers) Halo (Sails/Starts) To (Be/Being) (Going/Gone) Forever
Could I be Close?