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When Acronyms Clash (WAC)

I'm a fat activist and I belong to the American Library Association.

The ALA sent me an ad for BBW T-shirts. I thought "Oh cool, they are advertising plus size T-shirts!" But it turned out they were T-shirts for Banned Books Week, 9/24-10/1. (They are available in sizes up to 3XL, so they're also plus-size, for some values of.)

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gmdreia
Aug. 26th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
That's a helluva intersection! :)
ladythmpr
Aug. 26th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem with GF. In some places, it means GirlFriend. In others, it means Gluten Free. Occasionally, they intersect: "My GF is GF."
treecat
Aug. 26th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
I have a librarian friend who belongs to the Special Libraries Association. So when she wrote SLA meeting on her blackboard I had to draw a 7-headed cobra under it.

baratron
Aug. 30th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
A lot of my friends run into trouble with CBT. It can mean:
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
* Cycle Basic Training (essential for motorcyclists in the UK before they are allowed on the road with a provisional license)
* Computer-Based Training
* or something not at all work safe where the first two words are male genitalia and the third word is "Torture" :)

Edited at 2011-08-30 12:18 am (UTC)
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