Forced Word Acronym Syndrome

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | |

Forced Acronym Syndrome refers to the tendency for acronyms to form commonly used words or combinations. The safety/first aid industry is particularly notorious for this and are responsible to for acronyms such as:

R.A.C.E. - used in case of a fire

Remove people from danger area
Alert people nearby and raise an alarm
Confine fire and smoke
Extinguish and contain fire and evacuate
Or
Remove - Remove people from danger area.
Alarm - Sound the alarm.
Contain - Select and use proper fire extinguisher
Evacuate - Use fire exit.
A.B.C. - Used for CPR

Airway
Breathing
Circulation
P.A.S.S. - used for fire extinguishers

Pull
Aim
Squeeze
Sweep
Others:

D.A.R.E. - education program that seeks to prevent use of illegal drugs.

Drug
Abuse
Resistance
Education

Please submit any Forced Word Acronyms that you have come across in the comments.

I also need help creating the Forced Word Acronym Syndrome into an actual word. The Crossword Solver could help in the search. As an added bonus it would be nice if the Forced Word Acronym Syndrom was also victim to RAS syndrome.

1 comments:

paul said...

L.A.W.S Syndrome

Letters
As
Words
Syndrome

I figured it out yesterday.

Yes!!!!

Plus I spotted two more

S.A.V.E

Savings
And
Value
Everyday

P.O.D.S.

Portable
On
Demand
Storage

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