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Language.

What a concept.

And more and more the American English language gets truncated into acronyms.

Not that we didn’t have plenty before.

But texting has taken it to another level.

A new kind of Morse code:

r u ok bc i nd 2 no.

And so forth.

BTW.

LOL.

LMAO.

FWB.

OMG.

Most of them we speak, as if they were actual words.

FYI.

BFF.

TLC.

USPS.

UPS.

DUI.

DWI.

FBI.

CIA.

ACLU.

LGBTQ.

DDT.

ISD.

LSD.

LSU.

USC.

UCLA.

UNC.

UT.

RV.

ATV.

ATM.

DVR.

DVD.

CD.

TV.

ABC.

CBS.

NBC.

POV.

GE.

PhD.

VA.

LAPD.

NYPD.

NCIS.

VIP.

PGA.

NBA.

NFL.

UFO.

AKA.

And even presidents.

FDR.

JFK.

LBJ.

OK (Okay…now further reduced to K).

NRA.

DAR.

MRI.

PDF.

RSVP.

ASAP.

BS.

There’s always plenty of that around.

No matter how you say it.

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