Shannon Falls, August 2012

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This was in the Sun Herald (south MS's newspaper) today in the Sound Off section. The editors pick and choose the reader comments that go in each day's paper. The bad part of this may not be that the contributor obviously doesn't know what an acronym is, but that the Sun Herald actually ran this one... priceless. I guess stop is now spelled differently in south Mississippi!

Stop means stop!

• "STOP is not an acronym for 'slowing only to pause.' It means to stop when you come to a stop sign. So would you please stop when you come to a stop sign instead of running out in front of someone and almost killing them?"

Again, I reiterate...STOP or SOTP?
*Maybe it's a good thing I'm teaching English. We might just cover acronyms very soon into the first of the year!