/ Inventing new acronyms
On another note....
Not bad eh?
You got any you want to suggest and then we can try to get them into current usage!
Useful one for UKC - WHEDOG?
Shouldn't that be WHTDOG?
Hmm, that old chestnut
Or as my friend said:
What's He Ever...
Or even wsedog?
OK... what about (for UKC) WWHOAT?
Onan works better.
Quite possibly....but well have the pedant police on our backs if we try that!
Good point - got to be unprejudiced with these things.
Presumably if you used that acronym often, it'd be onanism?
Glad someone's paying attention.
(Pain in the arse)
One of my favourites (some of my American colleagues thought it was a compliment when I put it in the comments box on company circular reports! Until they found out what it stood for!)
What a load of b*****ks!
I'm probably a rarity, but I actually think in acronyms. Saves time, I find.
NMFP (from The Thick of It or maybe In the Loop)
just read a great memoir from the miners' strike
The author relates the tale of the police undercover units brought in to infiltrate in pit villages and originally monickered Fast action Response Teams before being quickly renamed Territorial Support Groups :-)
Saves thinking as well, I suspect.
somebody else's problem
As in 'thats definitely SEP'
Daily Mail Reader. Should come in handy for some.
WHEDOG? FA! HA"sc"
Strictly speaking, that's probably an initialism, not an acronym:
Oxford confirms that there's no such word as "oan", and unless you can persuade people to start saying it as as a single word rather than as a string of letters, it's not an acronym. I suspect it's unlikely to take off as a true acronym since "oan" as a word looks like it would be far too easily confused with "own".
Turdus torquatus' alternative suggestion would be a true acronym.
I've started using GQR - grey quarry route. So one of those hard to read horrors that seem unreasonably difficult to onsight when compared to lovely chalked up euro-rock.
thanks for bringing up the distinction, but the wiki article you have linked to actually says that there no real clarity on the distinction between the two anyway!
I, and i suspect many others, shall continue to use the word acronym for both.
Anyway, initialism is a far less pleasant word to boot!
No. It allows many more thoughts per minute. Wouldn't work for you, of course.
Many many years ago, when people were described as "YUPPIES" or "DINKs" (dual income, no kids) I invented "PILOK" (pathetic income, loads of kids) to describe how I felt after our 3rd was born :-)
I guess that makes me a 'PINK' :)
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