I was wondering about the origin of the word, Acronym. And then got to thinking about different acronyms I regularly read. A few, I couldn’t remember the actual meaning — I see some of them every day, but for the life of me, I cannot remember what they stand for. In case you are also wondering: if you want to find acronyms and abbreviations you can look here.
This, from Dictionary.Reference.com: Acronym: “1943 coinage from acro-, comb. form of Gk. akros “tip, end” (see acrid) + Eng. -onym “name” (abstracted from homonym; see name). The practice was non-existent before 20c. except in cabalistic esoterica and acrostic poetry.”
An acronym is: A Clever Reduction Of Names You Memorize — try it yourself. :o)
So, what does this have to do with anything? Actually, I was folding some laundry and saw the word: woW inside a pair… and I began to laugh. I thought of different acronyms for: woW. You’re probably thinking I spend too much time folding laundry and have gone over the edge. As I turned them over, I saw that it’s not woW, it’s: Mom. Then thought about the word: Mom. And then…
I went to fix a cup of tea.
Happy day to you: Women Ofthe Word!
And, blessings to you: Mothers Of Many: who Make Our Memories, Mold Our Minds, Make Our Meals and Mind Our Manners, Minimize Our Mistakes and ‘Muse Other Mothers. ♥