Stamp out acronyms
From: Tom Hammer (
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 07:26:04 -0700 (PDT)
I read postings on this listserv  often, and I appreciate the input and learn a 
lot, sometimes passing on postings to members of our own e-group.
 I think that we could charge a $5 fee for unexplained acronyms, payable to, for every one used (except for common ones like NASA, FBI).  (I 
know of one organization that actually asks members to donate to an "acronym 
fund", sort of like the "cuss box" that some families use.) Or, maybe we need 
an Official Acronym Translator among our members.  For example, the following 
snippet means very little to me (not to pick on this writer in particular):
"We would like to understand how other condo co-housing communities 
rectify the legalities of managing the community with co-housing 
principles, i.e. HOA boards, CC&Rs versus the community process."
It's kind of like the Far Side cartoon, in which the dog is listening to its 
owner talk at great length, and the dog hears:  "mgifkd weroi sfdkjl DOG sdfsf 
wiiel jkkjsaf muffeliby WALK..."
Tom Hammer
Concord Village
Where we have 5 equity households and are looking for land within walking 
distance of a small town

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