Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 22 19:41:52 UTC 2008

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Benjamin Zimmer
<bgzimmer at> wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Scot LaFaive <slafaive at> wrote:
>> I'm all for the spirit of letting others live as they feel they must,
>> but wow, this seems an unnecessary mouthful. Or is it the wave of the
>> future, a future full acronyms and coded initialisms? WMFGWWTSMDIHHO??
> And couldn't they at least have come up with a pronounceable acronym?
> From the Wikipedia entry for LGBT:
> "The magazine Anything That Moves coined the acronym FABGLITTER (from
> Fetish, Allies, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Intersexed, Transgender,
> Transsexual Engendering Revolution), although this term has not made
> its way into common usage."

It's all "WTF?" to me.

Mark Mandel

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