- B.t.w I need to ask you something important
- Please R.S.V.P if you will be attending.
- The Q & A session should be roughly about 30 minutes.
- I will get back to you w.r.t the discussion we had.
- FYI our AFS show that YTD profits fell due to factors TBA.
- It is a G55, 4dr, 4WD, 5.5L, AMG SUV with massive horse power.
- Can we sit down and see how we can proceed i.t.o of the deal structure.
- When you get to the ATM, please check a.s.a.p if the funds have been deposited.
One cannot dispute the fact that some acronyms have become more of normal words themselves so much that the full version of the acronym can easily be forgotten. Most people who frequently get event invites will know what to R.S.V.P is, but can you imagine trying to tell a friend to "Répondez s'il vous plait"? That is the un-abbreviated statement but unless you both did French lessons, it will get you two stares, first for failing to say the French properly and second for saying something you should have known they clearly do not understand, even though ironically the person will easily recognize when you mention the acronym as a word. On the flip side, some acronyms are just that, acronyms. It is more intriguing when one uses acronyms in verbal rather than in written communication. Can you imagine saying statement number 2 verbally? Statement number 9 however, can easily be spoken verbally without sounding awkward. So there seems to be some unwritten rules in the use acronyms. How does society set these unwritten rules of what works and what does not, and how do the rules evolve over time? Is there a limit to the use of acronyms within your own daily life or do you use them passively without thinking about them? Maybe you have been so consumed and overzealous with acronyms and have had to explain in full to an acronyms novice. How do you feel about the invasion of acronyms and how much have you embraced them as part of your communication toolkit?