acronyms

Entertainment

Fly Girls,” the new CW reality show that follows a group of flight attendants, premiered last night, and boy was it a doozy. “The Hills” and “Real Houswives” feel scripted, but this show takes “reality” to another level of fake. The first episode did, however, introduce us to a new acronym, IFB, which… READ MORE »


Style

There are some fashion acronyms so standard—LBD, VPL—that women use them with the same ease as LOL and OMG (although, come to think of it, don’t those sound a bit vintage now?). The UK’s Guardian has explained some of the more obscure ones, which are sure to challenge your style vocabulary. There’s OTK (over the… READ MORE »


News

The Wisconsin Tourism Federation has recently made a very big decision. Rather than stick with the acronym “WTF” and continue to be made fun of by sites like Boing Boing and Language Log, they’ve done a little switcheroo. They are now the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin, or “TFW.” Here are some other organizations with laughable… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

In a list of things that make me want to barf about weddings, web-style acronyms for wedding terminology is high on the list. Lucky for me, Real Simple went and published the list online so that if I ever decided to go bulimic, I will have plenty of inspiration for gagging. [Real Simple] … READ MORE »