I keep hearing about people getting shot and mugged and stuff in New Haven. Like, you know, more than usual. This is why I'm afraid of getting shanked. What's going on up in this piece?!?
Do I know a Sharyn Allen? She just sent me a PDF of Biloxi pictures and mentioned that she's going to the MSU game this weekend, but I've not the foggiest idea who she is. Damn this addled brain of mines.
I want waffles.
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Werd of the day:
backronym (BAK-ro-nim) noun
A word re-interpreted as an acronym.
[Compound of back + acronym.]
In a backronym, an expansion is invented to treat an existing word as an acronym. An example is the PERL programming language whose name is now explained as an acronym of Practical Extraction and Report Language.
When naming, sometimes a suitable name is chosen and then an acronym is retrofitted on top of it: USA PATRIOT Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct
Terrorism). The clunkiness of the expansion is a quick giveaway. How about forming a backronym for ACRONYM itself: A Contrived Result Of Nomenclature Yielding Mechanism?
Often, backronyms serve a useful purpose as mnemonics. For example, see Apgar Score: http://wordsmith.org/words/apgar_score.html
"Some people think chad is an acronym standing for Card Hole Aggregate Debris. But Kevin told me about the cyberlegend that chad is a backronym."
Marsha Mercer; Chad Finds New Meaning in Post-election Verbiage; Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia); Nov 19, 2000.
Egad. I had no idea that USA Patriot Act is an acronym. It reads like something I would have made up in debate class.
The hurricane bitches can taste my johnson. Fuckin' butterflies.