Acronyms and its influance on our writing


Yesterday one of my staff, a young girl asked if I knew what HTTP meant. I LOL’ed and explained it was an ACRONYM this is one of the many FAQ I get throughout the day

OMG many people think I am 2BC/2 but as I tell all of them, they can ask me A3 BTW if any of you are puzzled by some of these Acronyms’ you can find the meaning of them at the bottom of the page, so if you are at a loss you had better look PDQ and ASAP.

Even the Romans used Acronyms

Acronymy has its roots deep in history, but it’s only in the last century that it has been widely used and written about. Initialisms, another form of Acronyms was used by the Romans indeed they even used one to describe the Roman Empire SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus).

For centuries, the Church has used the inscription INRI over the crucifix, Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum, translated as “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews”. Latin has been used long before English as a form of Acronyms and is still used today, for example, AM,( ante meridiem) and of course PM (post meridiem) the same applies to AD and BC even the widely used OK dates back to the nineteenth century. I hope you have found this article a little interesting I will finish it SWALK so it’s TTFN and you can rest assured I will BRB very soon.


Acquired immune deficiency syndrome The Red ribbon is a symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS. Acronym Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning HTTP Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol FAQ Frequently asked questions 2BC/2 Too Bloody Clever by Half A3 Any time, Any place, Anywhere BTW By the way OMG Oh my god OMFG I’ll leave you to figure that one out. LOL Laughing Out Loud PDQ Pretty Damn Quick ASAP As Soon As Possible BRB Be right back SWALK sealed with a loving kiss TTFN Tut tar for now

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