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RE: learning/acronyms


He/she has my complete sympathies....  

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 3:25 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] learning/acronyms

One of our Master Gardeners has the unfortunate first and middle initials
"H.O." His last name is House.

d

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:45 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] learning/acronyms


> Marvelous!  Really, businesses and institutions ought to pay more 
> attention
> to their sign-on's, acronyms and other shortcut nomenclatures.  My last
> sign-on at NCM was "MorganBO."   That isn't something I would have
> personally chosen.  I don't use just my first and last initials because of
> their unfortunate other, more popular meaning, but instead put my middle
> initial in there so it reads "BAM."  Of course, I'd never use that on the 
> my
> license plate, either.  Like you said, do they think folks don't make 
> those
> acronym meaning associations with others already in existence?  I have
> purposely used the long form of a name to avoid a poorly thought out 
> acronym
> when speaking with customers.  Why use anything that will cast an
> unfavorable light needlessly.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf
> Of Theresa
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:12 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] learning/acronyms
>
> Well - that could be fun.  Not sure if mine even makes an acronym of 
> anykind
> though-  looks more like some impossible to pronounce botanical
> name:  BAMAPHDNCSP.  Maybe if I ever discover some new plant, that's what
> I'll call it : )
>
> Theresa
>
> Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
>
>>Love it!  We'll just have to combine our degree acronyms and have some
>>fun with that!
>>
>>Blessings,
>>Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>>Behalf Of Christopher P. Lindsey
>>Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 10:47 PM
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] PNW Show/ pre-planned
>>
>>
>>
>>>You would think institutes of higher learning would take more care in
>>>choosing their acronyms and titles, wouldn't you?  Well, don't feel 
>>>badly.
>>>My BA and MBA are right next to your BLA.  (sigh)
>>>
>>>
>>
>>My MS always made me think I had a disease too.  My business cards at
>>work say
>>
>>   Christopher P Lindsey, MS
>>
>>I keep waiting to give one to someone and have them say 'Oh, I'm so 
>>sorry.'
>>
>>Although if you put them all together, I have 'BLAMS' you and have 
>>'BAMBA'!
>>Sounds like an Emeril episode.
>>
>>Chris

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