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The drive/compulsion to reduce lengthy terms and names of clinical trials and/or therapies to a short form
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Don Hauptman, author of Cruel and Unusual Puns and Acronymania, speaks and writes on language and wordplay.
My 1993 book Acronymania (Dell, Intrepid Linguist Library) explored the lure and lore of abbreviations--historically, linguistically and humorously.
In Acronymania, I devised a bunch of original acronyms, including TOOTLE (totally out of the loop), WAFL (walk a fine line), and SO SAD (same old song and dance).