I don't "Ebay" very often. Every once in a while, I find a need for something that I can't find at the store so I look online. Recently I decided to look for a Halloween item. I was slightly appalled to realize that Ebay is attempting to ruin the English language. Descriptions like "EUC" and "NWT" kept popping up, these foreign acronyms with mysterious meanings. I even saw a few descriptions that read "GR8'. Apparently typing out the entire word "great", which is only two letters longer, would have taken too much time and space. LOL!
We even have to shorten the names of celebrity couples, like "Brangelina" and "Gyllenspoon". Perhaps, to save time, we can all legally change our names to form some combination. From now on, I want people to refer to my husband and I as Rebbie Hibberson. Kirk might have to be known as "Jirk", a slightly easier transition. LOL!
LOL is so overused that, while some still use it to indicate humor, others use it to say, "I have nothing worthwhile to contribute to this conversation."
These acronyms are popping up everywhere that writing is found; on blogs, in emails, texting, and even Ebay. At this rate, it won't be long until an actual novel is passe, and we have shorter, acronym filled books that take up less space. LOL!
What's your take on the acronym revolution? Love it? Hate it? Do you have a favorite acronym? Give me your thoughts.