Francis W. Porretto warns, in suitably stentorian tones, of the coming Acronym Shortage:
There may be lots of possible acronyms if one doesn’t care about mnemonic quality or pronounceability, but with those two features factored in, the space shrinks dramatically. Why, at some unforeseeable time in the future, we might have to go back to calling things by their original names!
I dunno. I don’t think I’d be too alarmed by this looming catastrophe, given this reaction from a couple years ago:
I am not hopeful about Senator Jim Inhofe’s not-necessarily-new immigration bill, partially because, well, it’s Jim Inhofe’s, but mostly because it’s called ENFORCE: The Engaging the Nation to Fight for Our Right to Control Entry Act.
Stupid acronyms contribute to stupid governance, and this particular example is flagrantly ugly, charmlessly kludgy, insipidly, nonsensically, grotesquely stupid.
(Title thanks to Triticale, may he rest in peace.)