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Author Topic: What is WAD?  (Read 2112 times)

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Offline Ric Wilke

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What is WAD?
« on: December 02, 2007, 01:12:33 AM »
I've seen this acronym used a lot lately.  And I think it is one that should be retired, post haste.

How can you compare "World AIDS Day" with a glob of gum spit out on the sidewalk, a roll of paper money or the the end result of a five finger massage (as in "I just shot my . . .)?

Acronyms are a very handy tool is you are text messaging.  But in terms of World AIDS Day, please spell it out.  WAD should never find a home among words such as "radar" and "snafu".

Hope each of your World AIDS Day was the best ever.  Thom and I saw more red t-shirts in the stores today than we have ever seen.  Our community seemed to show their red color today.  And everyone in red acknowledged each other in one subtile way or another.  This is what World AIDS Day is all about.  Showing your commitment for the cause and the cure.  But, please don't call it WAD.

Ric

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 05:32:52 AM »
I've seen this acronym used a lot lately.  And I think it is one that should be retired, post haste.

How can you compare "World AIDS Day" with a glob of gum spit out on the sidewalk, a roll of paper money or the the end result of a five finger massage (as in "I just shot my . . .)?

Ric


I am also with you here Ric..  I don't like that acronym "WAD" ,-- for Worlds Aids Day" Thanks for bringing this up.


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Offline BT65

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 07:02:20 AM »
And I'm with both you guys, Ric and Ray.  I don't like that at all. 
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Offline Cliff

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007, 07:06:47 AM »
Can't say I'm bothered by it, but it does remind me of my sociology professor who said that all great societies (including the USA, sooner or later) are forced into decline after "shooting their WAD."

Offline David_CA

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 03:21:56 PM »
The acronym is kind of appropriate... I'm sure many of us are here due to a WAD!   ;)
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Offline anniebc

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 04:09:55 PM »
A new word for me,  but I agree some acronym's work..this one doesn't..although I have to admit I have never heard of anyone using it when refering to "World Aids Day"..or the other thing you guys are talking about...I learn something new every day.. :D.

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Offline Ann

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 04:14:13 PM »
Jan, you've led such a sheltered life, haven't you dear.


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Offline anniebc

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 04:23:43 PM »
I must have done..but you guys have opened my eyes to a LOT of things...maybe now I'll understand what my kids are talking about.. :D

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Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007, 08:48:39 PM »
Dearest Jan,

Don't beat ourself over this!  Remember that in San Francisco one of our long time brothers figured out what "Milker" meant.

Hugs, Ric

Offline anniebc

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Re: What is WAD?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007, 09:00:06 PM »
Yes I remember Ric, and remember them having to explain it to me...:D

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