No TTYL8R, ASL, or LOL
Acronyms; they are part of our vocabulary in many ways. They usually are meant as an "also known as" for organizations, legal ease and in today's technology short form for text messaging. So why the title of the article?
I HATE ACRONYMS. Half the time, I don't know what on earth people are talking about when they use them. Sure, I know what AA means. It's short for Alcoholics Anonymous, Associate in Arts and several others I can't think of.
What do I hate about them? Technically, I don't hate acronyms if it is part of something I grew up on. On other hand, I remember how long it took me to just understand what people meant when they started using the shorthand in text messages because of the limited number of characters. To this day, I still have to tell people to spell out what they are trying to tell me.
Are people so lazy to spell out words? Maybe I am just old fashioned but I sure wish people would keep the shorthand simple. It was hard enough trying to figure out what LOL, ROFL and LMAO meant when it appeared on the scene.
While everyone else is progressing into using more and more acronyms, I am still stuck on yesterday and spelling out my words. What can I say? I am writer and a detailed one at that.