Acronym Conversations

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    Mar 04, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    What the hell is up with people speaking in acronyms all of the time? And the worst is when people expect you to know what the fuck that the acronym stands for.

    Person A: FYI, the party is BYOB. The host TIA for attending his FUBAR party.

    Person B: LOL...Thanks. CRAFT.
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    Mar 04, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    IDK
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    Mar 04, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    IMO it's NOYB
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    Mar 04, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    catch up with the times....this should help :i

    http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/
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    Mar 04, 2011 6:30 PM GMT
    WTF ? ;p
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    Mar 04, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    itsivan saidcatch up with the times....this should help :i

    http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/


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    Mar 04, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    I worked for a government agency where they were obsessed with designating an acronym for everything.

    In non business conversation, acronyms are just a lazy way to write correspondence.
    Nobody is in that much of a hurry that they can't write out a complete sentence.
    And, why would anybody want to place the message recipient in the position of standing there trying to figure out what in the hell you're trying to say ?

    IMHO...
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    Mar 05, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    Webster666 said
    Nobody is in that much of a hurry that they can't write out a complete sentence.
    And, why would anybody want to place the message recipient in the position of standing there trying to figure out what in the hell you're trying to say ?

    IMHO...


    Thank you!!! That is exactly what I saying.
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    Mar 05, 2011 8:13 AM GMT
    itsivan saidcatch up with the times....this should help :i

    http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/



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    Mar 05, 2011 8:37 AM GMT
    It's probably a side effect of Twitter and the increased use of texting as modes of communication. Here's an article from PCWorld.

    Acronyms are used in medicine all the time for procedures, diagnoses, etc. One of the classic ones is SOB, standing for the symptom "shortness of breath." Understandably, some patients may get offended when they see this written in their chart or they overhear a clinician referring to them as the SOB patient.
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    Mar 05, 2011 9:33 AM GMT
    It's even worse when people do this:

    How r u? I have sumthin 4U 2 do 4 me.

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    Roflmao, I mean, srsly, wtf? obvs u r 2 stpd 4 teh internets.
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    Mar 05, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    dsmith123 saidIt's probably a side effect of Twitter and the increased use of texting as modes of communication. Here's an article from PCWorld.

    Acronyms are used in medicine all the time for procedures, diagnoses, etc. One of the classic ones is SOB, standing for the symptom "shortness of breath." Understandably, some patients may get offended when they see this written in their chart or they overhear a clinician referring to them as the SOB patient.


    That is hilarious! The first thing that came to my mind was Son of a Bitch.
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    Mar 05, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    Balljunkie said
    dsmith123 saidIt's probably a side effect of Twitter and the increased use of texting as modes of communication. Here's an article from PCWorld.

    Acronyms are used in medicine all the time for procedures, diagnoses, etc. One of the classic ones is SOB, standing for the symptom "shortness of breath." Understandably, some patients may get offended when they see this written in their chart or they overhear a clinician referring to them as the SOB patient.


    That is hilarious! The first thing that came to my mind was Son of a Bitch.


    Yes, exactly. Although it's not a national policy, some hospitals have asked their staff to not use SOB anymore and instead write it out.

    The internet short hand (alphanumeric mumbo jumbo) is quite confusing. Here's an example from a hospital discharge summary written by a colleague: "Pt admitted for DOE 2/2 PE per CTA... DC on coumadin 2.5 mg PO qd č CC fu in 3d. CFA...," which stands for "patient admitted for dyspnea on exertion secondary to pulmonary embolism per CT angiogram... discharged on coumadin 2.5 mg daily by mouth with coumadin clinic follow-up in 3 days. Call for appointment..." Luckily she writes clearly. The increased use of electronic medical records will help to prevent errors based on this short-hand, which is usually standard but sometimes specific to the hospital or department.