Posts tagged "acronyms"

“Fly Girls” Introduces Us To A New Acronym: IFB

"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,…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 25, 2010

OTK, VBL, TFFF—WTF?: The Frisky Guide To Fashion Acronyms

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…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 4, 2010

When Naming A Company, Make Sure The Initials Aren’t TIT

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…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 30, 2009

OMG! My BF Is Totally Going To Be My MOH, But What Will My FSIL Thing?

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]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2008