Letter: Yes, Acronyms Are Annoying
To the Editor:
I want Paul Keane to enroll me in his new AA (Acronymics Anonymous) organization (“Knock It Off, ASAP,” April 20). It is so annoying to have to look back and try to figure out what these acronyms stand for. I assume that whoever uses them is fortunate enough to have seen a reference to the organization’s full name before using the acronym, which everybody else is supposed to magically know.
I think that publications that use acronyms should come to our aid and highlight the names before they ever use an acronym. If they’re not willing to do that, they should refuse to use anything but the full name.