Why I Really Hate Acronyms (WIRHA)

Acronyms are lazy. We should be making more effort to be convey rich meaning, not less.

In business, precise expression and meaning are vital.

When we compress our words into new groups to make codes, we flatten our tone, communalise ourselves and render ourselves less individual. We make our language and expression less precise and more open to interpretation.

Like a joke that needs explaining, an acronym that requires decoding is POOR (caps for emphasis, not an acronym…as far as I know) communication. It obscures meaning, distracts from the message and corrupts our purpose.

Put some grain, colour and accentuation into your language. What you say and write will be memorable because it will better convey life’s many folds.

 

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