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The new code words

Short Term Debt or Sexually Transmitted Disease?
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient or Application Programming Interface?
Sexually Frustrated Individual or Students Federation of India?
Internet Protocol number or In-Patient number?

The acronyms remain the same for above - STD, API, SFI, IP.
In this era of acronyms, specialised subject also becomes important. The more acronyms you use, the more you need to stay within a domain.

You cannot talk of STD and expect a person to understand exactly what you mean. Nor can an IT (Information Technology or Income Tax?) guy be expected to understand your API in pharma context. A politician will think of students and a doctor will think of patient numbers.

And in the company of any of the opposing group, the minority will be at a disadvantage.

Being in context is the new constraint and acronyms are the new code words to supercede that constraint.


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sashdude
13th May, 2008 05:52 (UTC)
lolzzz :)
that is the first time i heard SFI had an alternate acronym :), sorta suits it btw :D.
At our company, we have something called jargon buster, one new acronym and word per day. So there ARE plenty of acronyms around still..
dippyblogs
14th May, 2008 08:52 (UTC)
Re: lolzzz :)
ha ha - we used that in our college FOR sfi ppl :P they were the minority "lal jhanda"

every day a new acronym?!!! O_o
rexzilla
13th May, 2008 12:49 (UTC)
IMHO,
acronyms are getting popular these days, but YMMV.
dippyblogs
14th May, 2008 08:50 (UTC)
Re: IMHO,
I had to look that up, so definitely my mileage varies. from urs. :D
(Anonymous)
18th May, 2008 20:47 (UTC)
Acronymms?
Tkh? Mtth. Mah. Manh. Sk?
he he.
it was the 1st thing which crossed my mind..
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