OMG! Can We Stop With The Acronyms?

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Sometimes I'm LMFHO over them, but other times it's like WTF?

Maybe the height of well-meaning absurdity with acronym-mania came when a perfectly nice person recently approached me to say he liked my review of IHO.

"What are you talking about?" I replied. "The International House of Pancakes? I mean, I love the place, but I don't recall ever reviewing its fine fare."

No, he explained.

He meant the Tony Kushner play The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures.

Oy.

If ever a title needed an acronym, that was it, but still, I wasn't hep enough to get the abbreviation, whereas if he'd said "the Kushner play," it would have definitely rung my chimes.

This is similar to the recent incident on a Broadway board, when someone actually referred to "HTSIBWRT."

Responded another commenter, "Couldn't you have just said How to Succeed?"



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Harvey Edwards
Harvey Edwards

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Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

Actually, your accompanying photo of syrup poured over a stack of pancakes should become the poster for IntelliHomoGuide... because it really sums it all up rather well!  

franco
franco

The PIIGS Group 

– Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain International diplomacy

STUPID 

– St. Thomas University of Public International Diplomacy

(an academic institution in Kenya)

MILF

NO, not that 

– Moro Islamic Liberation Front

US Armed forces acronym abuses:

MANPADSDILDO 

– Direct Input Limited Duty Officer

iBOM

– Ionizing Brownout Mitigation System

ASRAAM

– Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile

ASSBAG

– Airframe Structure Support Boeing Advisory Group

AARG 

– Affordable Accurate Robot Guidance

IPODS 

– Integrated Precision Ordnance Delivery System

SHIT 

– Store High in Transit

Timmee
Timmee

So is Book of Mormon, BooMo?

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

I went to see a show in NYC ......LG and it was the worst POS.  Just FA.

Musto
Musto

Spider Man would be "S/M"

Billy Elliot would be "BE!"

Musto
Musto

"Book of Mormon" would have to be BOM, which isn't right.

Davore
Davore

The acronym game IS getting a little tiresome since it now requires more work for the listener rather than less work. I'll always be partial to lol, though.

Abc
Abc

"Liked your review of IHO"??? That has to be an ATC regular.

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