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Acronyms are the new vocabulary for everyone from the CEO to the LMFAO Facebook-e.  We go to university at MSU and then take the LSAT to go work as a CPA or maybe in PR.  Did I just mix up the job that goes with the test?  I’ll sort it out ASAP.  We live in the EU or the AU or the USA and listen to old Beatles songs of the USSR.  We fear AIDS but look forward to the end of the week when we can celebrate TGIF with our BFF.  Our alphabet is maximised while our vocabulary is reduced to what was meant to be just the building blocks of greater, more complete words.

In the midst of all this letter shuffling and strategic abbreviation we often manage to dumbify our language. We lose the nuances of the longer words come to be represented by only their first letter.
But at other times we manage to create a concise and even precise way to express surprisingly complex concepts.  We take the art of not using two words when one will do and pump its veins with acronymic steroids.  While we may ruin ourselves with LOL, we simultaneously come up with TIA.

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