A linguistic plague is creeping through the nation’s capital. ... In Washington, there is nowhere to hide from … the acronym. And the English language may not survive the scourge.But the post is by Micah Cohen and I trust him to make that worthwhile. And I'm way more terrified:
There’s Representative Michele Bachmann’s Many Individual Conservatives Helping Elect Leaders Everywhere PAC (MICHELE PAC).
There’s Senator Rand Paul’s mind-boggling Reinventing a New Direction PAC (RAND PAC). Mr. Paul, if a direction has already been invented, how can it be new?Seriously? I don't even have the heart to post a lame pic with this. Sigh. Doesn't matter what it meant, it's just forcing some acronym. Seems Hardly Inspirational, This.
Update, Sunday morning: Catching up on the Twitter feed, I see that Ben Zimmer had this topic covered ... here. I confess to not having know the term backronym.