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Re: learning/acronyms

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


----- 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.

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 : )


Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

Love it!  We'll just have to combine our degree acronyms and have some
fun with that!

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.

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