Acronyms are taking over the world.
They are stealing our creativity with their simplicity. It is now such a reflex to toss an “LOL” after cyber punchlines, that we can no longer think of clever ways to tell people that they are funny.
Our iPhones are slippery and we have fat thumbs, so it’s easier to cut a conversation short with a “TTYL” rather than wrestle with AutoCorrect while typing out, “I’ll talk to you later, when I can do so without a tiny magical box that is crippling my ability to interact with actual humans face-to-face anymore.”
If acronyms are going to suck away our ability to spell and have good conversational skills, they might as well be more thorough.
I think they should step up their game.
Be more useful.
We have no choice but to stay on this uppercase ride to Lazytown, but we do have a right to customize our journey.
Since no one can remember the one bagillion acronyms that legions of bored tweens have created, I’ve made a list of the most useful ones, and added in a few of my own for those of us balancing parenthood and modern technology.
Feel free to jot these down in your smartphone’s notepad app for the next time you need to accurately explain your situation via acronym.
And yes, I’ll start with the basics to get you warmed up.
OMG = Oh My God.
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off.
WTF = What. The. Fuck.
What are some of your most useful acronyms?