For example, we all know that bra stands for “bosom restraint apparatus,” and that STOP stands for “skid tires on pavement.” But can other words be similarly descriptive?
In this remarkable book, author, inventor, and puzzle creator Robert Harris demonstrates how we unwittingly name people, places, and things with acronyms that can be very revealing if we simply apply a little creative thinking.
For example, what does “Sigmund Freud” stand for? Would you believe:
Searching in gray matter’s unexplored network, doctor found resourceful ego’s unconscious defenses.
In this book, you’ll learn that names of all types can be shown to represent informative phrases. The names come from a variety of categories, including movies, people, landmarks, technology, and television. Some of the acronymonics will inform and explain. Some will amuse and surprise. And all will fascinate and delight those with a curious nature and an appreciation of creative word play.
What’s in a name? Plenty, when given the proper scrutiny, as you will see in Acronymonics.
Available in print and digital formats.
Robert Harris is the author of more than 30 books, including 6 Keys to Writing Effectively, 101 Things NOT to Do Before You Die, Murders by the Book, and 25 Crossword Puzzles, all available at amazon.com. His website is www.rwhstudio.com.