What is Your Acronym?

I never really gave too much thought to the common, everyday acronyms that have been around for years. I can’t even remember a time when I didn’t know the meaning of ASAP (as soon as possible), BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato), TGIF (thank God it’s Friday) and other popular abbreviations.

With the explosive growth of social media, I have also had to learn the meaning of DM (direct message), AFAIK (as far as I know), FWIW (for what it’s worth) and a host of other acronyms. I often refer to the following website for enlightenment.

In the latest issue of Oprah Magazine, Gayle King discusses acronyms. While watching an HBO documentary about George H.W. Bush, she was impressed by the former’s president’s favorite acronym—CAVU or “ceiling and visibility unlimited”—which he learned as a navy pilot. President Bush believes that this acronym accurately describes his happy life with his wife in Maine.

Gayle decided to create her own acronym—LALL or “living and loving life.”

I’ve come up with two acronyms for my life: SOAR (starting over after retiring) and WIMSA (writing in my second act).

Any other acronyms other there?


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