We are in the generation of short-cuts.
Expressing our words chatting by making a simple statement.
Using an acronym to shorten messages and become time efficient
What Does BRB Mean In Everyday Conversation
Hard to some to believe, but this style is now a trend, everyone with their own style. Sometimes it’s LOL (laughing out loud) which becomes addicting and more expressive than just spelling it out. Some say we’ve become lazy, but acronyms can be very useful and easy to remember. Especially students who study for exams. Acronyms can even be applicable in businesses too.
Some people play POG, flipping little disks of cardboard with figures. Yet, only a few know that POG (Passion fruit, Orange, and Guava) is the trademark for a Hawaiian juice drink of which its lids provided the first disks.
SCUBA diving is an amazing experience, but some are surprised that it’s also another acronym (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus). Using the word “scuba” is much easier to say.
OMG as in “Oh my gosh!” is the more acceptable way of saying it. Some don’t care about semantics and are thankful to use the acronym at all.Some say we've become #lazy, but acronym can be very useful and easy to rememberClick To Tweet
Acronyms In The Military
Have you heard about CARE packages which to soldiers at war? It’s true that people are extending care and pack things to be nice. In actuality, the CARE package is also an acronym (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe). The CARE package concept is aid that started soon after World War Two.
Speaking of the military, one of the acronyms used in operations is BCGs (Birth Control Glasses). These glasses have large, unattractive black plastic frames for those needing corrective lenses. Another are BOHICA (Bend Over, Here It Comes) and BLOB (Big Lump On Board). The latter used to describe passengers without a clear function.
The LASER used in medicine for surgeries and treatment, cutting and welding, heat treatment and industries. As identified in the 1960s it is rarely spelled out in full (Light Amplification Stimulated Emission of Radiation).
Acronyms In Education
Teachers in general use acronyms for academic discussion or to encourage a behavior. They would say DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) when it’s time for children to read their books. They use data to assess students’ individual needs with the term RtI (Response to Intervention). The federal law NCLB ( No Child Left Behind) measured achievement and held schools accountable.
Kids learn mathematics with the acronym MDAS (Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction). It helps them remember the steps to solve an arithmetic problem.
Acronyms help to solve math equations such as PEMDAS (Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction). Art students remember the colors ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet) from the visible rainbow spectrum. In Science, there is also IPMAT (Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase and Telephase) of cell stages.
Acronyms In Creativity
Creatives are familiar with SCAMPER. What does SCAMPER mean? It means to Substitute, Combine, Adapter, Modify, Put to use, Eliminate, and then Reverse engineer. These actions can assist with coming up with new ideas by altering and existing concept. Another popular acronym is SWOT. What does SWOT stand for? It breaks down a problem into Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats and is used for analyzing situations. Even the word IDEA (Identify, Design, Execute, Augment) has become a common acronym for continuous improvement.
Everyone needs help remembering including students, parents, teachers, and professionals. It empowers all learners in a new and creative way. So, what does BRB mean? It means “Be Right Back” as in… I’ll be right back!
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