Acronymphomania

 


My latest song is about the ever present use of acronyms in our never ending search of ways to communicate with as little speaking, typing, mousing, tapping, clicking and swiping as possible. The meanings of the acronyms are in the video and at the bottom of the post.

Acronymphomania
Lyrics and Music by Timothy Price

I’m without
the gift of tongues
Speak in letters
One by one

Nouns and verbs
Cloistered like nuns
Instead of words
Acronymphomania

AAMOF WYSIWYG
TOPCA in TAR
JBOD ISAR
Communication’s FUBAR

Archnymphomaniacs
HAVE NO VERBS
USE NO phrases

Archnymphomaniacs
Puzzled looks
Empty gazes

Monosyllabic
KISS KWIM BLOB
IOW
Like a SLOB

AYSOS MIA?
OMI BAD BUN
SOTD BIA ISO TIA
Achronymphomania

FWIW IMHO
LOOK OUT FOR THE WORS
Communication’s
Syllabic VERSE

Archnymphomaniacs
HAVE NO VERBS
USE NO phrases

Archnymphomaniacs
Puzzled looks
Empty gazes

AAMOF WYSIWYG
TOPCA in TAR
JBOD ISAR
Communication’s FUBAR

Since many of the meanings of the acronyms go by very quickly in the video, below are the lyrics with the meanings of each acronym:

Acronymphomania
Lyrics and Music by Timothy Price

I’m without
the gift of tongues
Speak in letters
One by one

Nouns and verbs
Cloistered like nuns
Instead of words
Acronymphomania

AAMOF WYSIWYG (As A Matter Of Fact What You See Is What You Get)
TOPCA (Till Our Paths Cross Again) in TAR (The Amazing Race)
JBOD ISAR (Just a bunch of disks Information Storage And Retrieval)
Communication’s FUBAR

Archnymphomaniacs
HAVE NO VERBS (Haptic Audio Visual Environments Natural Orbital Ventricular Endocardial Right Bifocal Stimulation)
USE NO (User Support Environment Neurotic Obsession) phrases

Archnymphomaniacs
Puzzled looks
Empty gazes

Monosyllabic
KISS KWIM BLOB (Keep It Simple Stupid. Know What I Mean? Binary Large Object!)
IOW (in other words)
Like a SLOB (Super Lazy Organic Blogger)

AYSOS MIA? (Are You Stupid Or Something? Missing In Action!)
OMI BAD BUN (Oocyte Maturation Inhibitor Bipolar Affective Disorder Bike User Network)
SOTD BIA ISO TIA (Speak Of The Devil Ball Image Analyzer In Support Of That Is All)
Achronymphomania

FWIW IMHO (For What It’s Worth In My Humble Opinion)
LOOK OUT FOR THE WORS (Lazy Object-Oriented Kernel Outline Flippin’ Over Rated Technology and Home Economics Weighted Operative Risk Scale)
Communication’s
Syllabic VERSE (Verbal Expressions Rejecting Society’s Expectations)

Archnymphomaniacs
HAVE NO VERBS (Haptic Audio Visual Environments Natural Orbital Ventricular Endocardial Right Bifocal Stimulation)
USE NO (User Support Environment Neurotic Obsession) phrases

Archnymphomaniacs
Puzzled looks
Empty gazes

AAMOF WYSIWYG (As A Matter Of Fact What You See Is What You Get)
TOPCA (Till Our Paths Cross Again) in TAR (The Amazing Race)
JBOD ISAR (Just a bunch of disks Information Storage And Retrieval)
Communication’s FUBAR

22 thoughts on “Acronymphomania

    • Thanks Ron. The bass line came as a part of a free e-bass pack I got from a promo on e-instruments.com. The promo was in the last PreSonus newsletter. It worked well for the song.

  1. Made me think of Frank Zappa too… You keep surprising me in a positive way, Tim! I’m always enjoying your musical adventures.

    • Thanks, Herman. I think someone else had said one of my songs was reminiscent of Frank Zappa. I like Zappa, but haven’t listened much of his music in a long while.

  2. This is terrific, Tim! It’s timely too. People who apparently take great pride in their knowledge of grammar (which is actually something that is so very subjective), are always complaining to me when they encounter a mistake on a billboard, or wherever they might find one. I guess they think that since I’m an editor, that kind of thing must really get under my skin too. Truth is, it bothers them a lot more than it bothers me. Anyhow, these grammar police usually go on to use several acronyms, the meaning of which I have no way of knowing. I hate acronyms. They are the poorest form of communication. We’re drowning in alphabet soup! Rock on, my friend. Happy Caturday and happy November.

    • Hi Teagan. Grammar Nazi’s can be especially obnoxious. Language changes all the time and when it stops changing, the language dies.

  3. 👏👏👏Excellent! Acronymphomania; what a long word for people who don’t use words. I’m old fashioned. I like words. Then again I opened with emoji…. perhaps those who use emoji are Emojiphomaniacs.
    Love your music productions, Tim. Thank you!

    • Thanks, Resa. Acronyms have their place, as do emojis. Both can be perfect for what one wants to communicate. But then again sometimes they become overwhelming, and communication is lost in the tangle of letters and symbols.

      Speaking of tangle, Holly claimed the Tangle-Heart Tree. I told her how you said it reminded you of her.

      • I did more photos of the Tangle-Heart Tree framing the moon tonight. Your tree has almost turned all brown. I’ll see what it looks like in the morning, and do more photos of it.

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