Terrific TLA's

Friday, 29 June 2012   |   Creativity Challenges

SwirlAcronyms are interesting things.  Just about every area has them but one area that particularly likes them is the IT sector.  You may have heard of a TLA or Three Letter Acronym.  The computer world is full of them and some of them are bordering on the realm of silly.  For instance have you ever heard of an AMD?  An Air Movement Device (or fan for short),  Or FUBAR - Fouled Up, Beyond All Repair.

Your challenge is to come up with the wackiest three letter acronyms you can for normal everyday stuff.

Then try and use them in conversation.  Just drop them in casually and see if people notice.  If they ask what that is, explain it as if it's something everyone should know.

To create a good TLA you'll need to think about interesting perspectives from which you can describe  them.  Angles that seem really out there but make perfect sense once you think about it.

For instance we could describe a light as a ATA or Anti Tripping Aid.

Or what about a WMD, a Water Management Device (or umbrella).

Have fun and see what you can come up with.  Post your TLA's as comments below and let others try and guess them too.


I sense creativity in you.  Use it to it's fullest.