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The acronym PA means too many things. as we were driving up to the tourney, i said something and used PA, and Jeff, Tyler, and Pete all interpreted it differently.

Tyler, after a previous conversation, knew i meant "Pennsylvania".

Jeff thought i meant "Perfect Attack".

Pete... well, i actually forget what Pete thought i meant, but it wasn't either one of those.

And don't forget "Public Annoucement", as in a PA system.

I thought acronyms were supposed to be a time saver. You say less, yet people understand. For things like SDG, that's not an issue since after the first time someone explains, "oh! Single Digit Greats!", you never have to ask it again. But in the right context, PA can be confusing no matter what, especially if someone knows *all* of the common acronym uses of it. It's for reasons like this that i renamed one of the kids in the pit "Bob-Matt" because i don't want to get him confused with Matt, the battery section leader.

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diskozombie
Sep. 16th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC)
"Port Angeles" :)
(Anonymous)
Sep. 30th, 2003 03:56 pm (UTC)
ooh, ooh...Performance Analysis
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