The ASS is an organization created to oppose the widespread overuse of acronyms ( WOA ). Acronyms evolved from a need for a highly specialized technical shorthand (HSTS), to spare scientists and engineers (S&E's) multiple polysyllabic reiterations (MPR's). First the military, then the government, business, and even pop culture personalities ( PCP's) jumped on the bandwagon. In each specialized area (SA), people understand their own acronyms, but in the melting pot of a global cultural stew (GCS), we are cooking up nothing but alphabet soup. It has gotten to the point that we routinely use acronyms that mean entirely different things in different contexts. For example, consider the following conversation about CD's: "I just bought a new CD " "Is it REM?" "No, but it is FDIC and FSLIC , I'm going to put it in my 401K" "Is that the new player from JVC ?" "No BOA" "How much did it cost you?" " $10,000, but the APR is over 5%" "Jeeez! I got it for $12.99 and put it on my VISA at 14.9%" A.S.S has no political agenda, no hidden alternative motives ( HAM) or global organized overthrow plan (GOOP). There are no meetings, dues or obligations. All we ask is please lend your organizations good name to our cause.
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