On my first day at work during a placement in the middle of my University course I was invited into a meeting with most of my new team.
The first thing the person chairing the meeting said was:
No TLA’s today.
As you can see we have a new member and they won’t be able to understand you if you use TLA’s.
I spent the rest of the meeting trying to work out what a TLA was.
I was too shy to ask and this was a time before the Internet existed and there definitely wasn’t a Google – TLA even has its own Wikipedia page these days.
I’ve been fascinated by the use of acronyms ever since.
I’m thinking that this might become an occasional series, but I tend not to think these things out in advance, so I’m not sure how many or when.
(If you are still wondering a TLA is a Three Letter Acronym!)
(Not all of the acronyms I’m going to write about will be three letter ones!)