Each December in Fast:Forward I share ’10 Things I Learned’ during the previous 365 days. It’s my favorite issue to write. So, in the spirit of the season, let’s count ’em down… beginning with #10:
Word Games – Everybody knows what an acronym is: SCUBA, ASAP and OPEC are common ones. How about a backronym? That’s constructed by taking an existing word and retrofitting it into a new phrase. Earlier this year, NASA (another acronym) saluted David Letterman’s replacement. Thus, an exercise machine on the International Space Station shall henceforth be known as COLBERT (Combined Operational Load-Bearing External Resistance Treadmill).