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

WTH   Yes!

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?)

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