4.09.2009

Bugs the Shit Out of Me: Acronyms

There are the work related:
IBM
AT&T
API
ASP
GE
B2B
CEO's, CFO's, CMO's C_O's
OTC
GAAP
FIFA
P&L

the school related:
ACT
SAT
MCAT
GMAT
LSAT
PSAT
AP
CLEP
NMSQT

and then there are the moronic expressions people (i'm guilty) use on a daily basis:
LOL
LMAO
WTF?
STFU
G2G
BRB
FML
FTW

and many more.

I think acronyms are getting out of hand. I myself need to go on an acronym diet. There are some who use acronyms in a real life scenario, hopefully jokingly, and say the "L-O-L" or "lawl" out loud when they think something is funny. This is just absurd. I mean has our culture turned to shortening everything we say?

c'mon.

yea I know, but we use compound words everyday, don't we? I think it's something that should be payed attention to but no more. I'm not going to suggest some outlandish solution to this "problem" but rather plea for everyone out there to please, for your own sake, if you LOL than you better be laughing out loud. if you G2G, just get up and leave, say goodbye but don't shorten everything.

besides, If you say LOLOLOLOLOLOL out loud, you have bigger issues to worry about than grammar.

and that's why acronyms bug the shit out of me.

2 comments:

Bill said...

Did you ever see Idiocracy? Not a great movie, but probably dead-on for what this country will be like in 50 years. People forgetting how to speak complete sentences, 30-second TV shows that even more dumbed down. It's sad really.

bigtinypig said...

i did see it actually, hilarious movie and you're (sadly) correct in that our culture will inevitably be so watered down and dumb that they can't pay attention to anything remotely smart.

see: Arrested Development