Bringing American culture closer to new immigrants
I bet acronyms and abbreviations represent the fastest-growing segment of American vocabulary. They are everywhere, from professional jargon to slang, and there seems to be no no end to it. I believe that American love for efficiency is the root of the trend. Why waste time, space and efforts? Not that it’s not funny, but the number of those words is a little overwhelming, and anyone can become a victim of acronym abuse.
BTW, if you aren’t happy w/the situation don’t hesitate to join AAAA(American Association Against Acronyms). HTH, Anna.
P.S. Here’s a link to Internet Acronyms Dictionary in case you feel disoriented.