Saturday, November 10, 2007

Why acronyms are dangerous

I am notorious within our little piece of MegaCorp for spouting acronyms at the drop of a PIN. The only problem is, a single acronym can stand for a bunch of stuff.

Here's an example. I was searching for information on the Oracle Technology Network T-Shirt version 2.0, and I ran across this instead:

The OTN is a provincial interagency network consisting of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division (CCS), the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) and the The Lung Association (TLA) . The network is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and supported in-kind by CCS, HSFO, TLA and the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (OCAT).

In this case, "OTN" stands for "Ontario Tobacco-Free Network" (no, not my Ontario in California; the Canadian one). But what is "CCS"? If you go to, you can find this?

Should You Date A Skater Girl?

Have you ever thought about how awesome it would be to date a girl who loved skateboarding just as much as you? You guys could skate together, watch videos, you could even talk about skateboarding without her having that "WTF are they saying?" look on her face. But if you date a girl that skates, this could be just as annoying, if not more annoying than a girl who doesn't know anything about skateboarding. Take this quiz and find out if you should date a skater girl.

Well, at least they didn't talk about a smokin' hot skater girl.

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