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Acronyms.




This morning while sorting and sifting through my email from overnight I came across the following.

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote the week of June 21st, 2021 on H.R. 2571 - AMIGOS Act


Now it wasn’t so much that the House of Representatives was voting on something, but rather the acronym title of the bill. A piece of legislation regarding Mexico or other neighbors to our south? Legislation promoting Mexican food restaurants? Google tells me -

Use the word amigo to talk about a friend in a casual, colloquial way. When you run into an old pal you haven't seen in a while, you might call out, "Hey, amigo! Nice to see you!" It's most common to use this word in Spanish-speaking parts of the US, though most people will know exactly what you mean.

And we’d be incorrect on all counts.


From the bill, linked above.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLES.

This Act may be cited as the “Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success Act” or the “AMIGOS Act”.

And that got me thinking. Is there a federal Department of Acronyms DOA? How does one get a job, or maybe an internship in this field? Are institutions of higher learning offering degrees in this field of study? Are young people these days while growing up suddenly having an epiphany and wanting to devote their lives and work to acronyms?


Again, Google to the rescue with -

ac·ro·nym

/ˈakrəˌnim/

Learn to pronounce

noun

  1. an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g. ASCII, NASA )

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And of course, there are a plethora of acronym generators available for you to try out and with which you might experiment.


I’ll be interested in finding out just what or which current federal department is in charge or is responsible for generating acronyms for legislative bills.



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