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Thursday, February 13, 2020

SWNE 2020 Acronym List

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  • B2 (as in BSquared) - Brooks Bros.
BDA - Bermuda
  • CCAT - Cape Cod Annoying Tourists
  • CRH - Choate Rosemary Hall
  • G&T - Gin and Tonic
  • GTH - Go To Hell (Pants)
  • HENRYs - High Earners, Not Rich Yet
  • LAX - Lacrosse (not the airport)
  • MHD - Marblehead
  • MOB - Man Over Board
  • MX - Middlesex School, Concord, MA
  • NEIRA - New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships
  • NOCD - Not Our Class Dear
  • NOKD -   Not Our Kind Dear
  • NYSE - New York Stock Exchange
  • OCBD - Oxford Cloth Button Down
  • OEUE - Over Educated, Under Employed
  • PA - Phillips Academy — Andover
  • PEI - Prince Edward Island (Oyster)
  • PFA - People from Away
  • POSH - Port Out, Starboard Home
  • RAC - Royal Automobile Club
  • SMTC - St. Moritz Tobogganing Club
  • St. Grottlesex - St. Paul's, St Mark's, St. George's, Groton, Middlesex (Acronym-esque)
  • TDF - To Die For
  • VSCCA - Vintage Sports Car Club of America
  • WASP - White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
  • WHOI - funny acronym for a very serious place—the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute <http://www.whoi.edu/>
  • YLS - Yale Law School
  • ___YC - Fill-in-the-blank Yacht Club
The colloquial definition of acronym is being used here.  Technically,  an acronym is an abbreviation that is spoken as a word (radar, NASA) rather than spoken spelled out. More may be added based on comments.

HBS

14 comments:

  1. Love your blog! These are both informative and amusing.

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  2. SITCOM - Single Income Two Children Outrageous Mortgage

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  3. PICNIC - Problem In Chair Not In Computer

    One for the tech people.

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  4. FT Financial Times. NB the Saturday edition is the best paper in print.

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  5. Superb as always! Thank you so very much!

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  6. HOCR-Head of the Charles Regatta

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  7. Surely if ACK is listed, MV should be as well, no? And could go beyond to OB, EDG, TIS...

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  8. And another one for the top boarding schools: GLADCHEMMS (Groton, Lawrenceville, Andover, Deerfield, Choate, Hotchkiss, Exeter, Milton, Middlesex, St. Paul's).

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  9. RMC - Randolph Mountaineering Club, which maintains year-round shelters in New Hampshire's Presidentials on the shoulder of Mt. Adams (the AMC huts that are high up in the Presidentials close for the winter).

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  10. Nimby - Not In My Back Yard

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  11. My favorite is ASAP but always spoken as A-SAP.

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  12. And another one for the top boarding schools: GLADCHEMMS (Groton, Lawrenceville, Andover, Deerfield, Choate, Hotchkiss, Exeter, Milton, Middlesex, St. Paul's).

    Whaaat? Taking aside how ridiculous the acronym is, nobody in their right mind considers Groton Lawrenceville, Milton, or Middlesex remotely on par with the other schools listed. Heck, even Choate is a stretch.

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