Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hot Flash! What do all of these acronyms mean?
Definition of acronym - A word formed from the initial letters of other words (e.g., radar - Radio Detection And Ranging).
I believe that acronyms have gotten way out of hand. I could go on for days about this but instead I will show you.
Below is a list of acronyms that I typed in less than 30 seconds. I have gone back in and given definition or comment where I deemed it appropriate.
ACDC This used to have something to do with alternate electrical current. Now if you say it the person next to you says “Oh, I like that band.” See?
TMI I know all of this is too much information
MRI Imaging is a big deal in medicine. I get that. But IF you have a stent or two you have been told not to have one test. I think this is the one. If there were less acronyms I would be able to remember if this is the one or if it is a CAT Scan. Sigh…
EKG Electro cardiogram. What is the K?
SBE This is the one that embarrassed me the most. When a man in a meeting has to tell you about a self breast examination that is not cool.
ADR Australian Design Rules (vehicle safety standards) Alternative dispute resolution American Depositary Receipt In my world it is Average Daily Rate. I am so confused!
LMAO My daughters say this all the time. I do not see mine going anywhere.
I have a friend who wants to know why they are not bringing back SOB. She likes that one.
Why? That is a question. Not an acronym.
DYHOTRBY? (Do you have one that really bothers you?)