Saturday, August 11, 2012

Short acronyms for the Administrative Professional

Do people realize that the first text acronyms were used by secretaries? Remember Shorthand? Shorthand was the language secretaries used when transcribing messages which was in the form of lines that were symbols with meaning. Today, acronyms are used when sending text messages or casual email messages.  Many acronyms have been added to the Urban Dictionary such as: LOL, LMAO, and ROFLMAO, and the list goes on.

Professionals will say that this form of "short text" is unprofessional and lack proper business etiquette in writing; however, with the increase in the usage of Smartphones, email, and other electronic vices that speed up business communication, the use of short language will be the norm in the business world as it is in our personal lives. 

I recommend that we add the following acronyms to the Urban Dictionary to be used in business writing:

Request for Information
Need More Direction
Per your Request
Open to Suggestions
Open for Discussion
Waiting for a Response
Business as Usual

Are there any other acronyms we can add? I am OTS.

1 comment:

Halman Freud said...

That's a good acronyms lyst. Now I am writting through whatsapp and I write a lot of words as they were acronyms. Like LOL, etc, etc. It would be nice to download whatsapp acronyms, or having a list.