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Going GaGa Over Your Abbreviations

, , , , , | Related | March 13, 2018

(I am helping my dad read the password for internet access off of the back of his router.)

Me: “SZ8GLS4WRTGADM.”

Dad: “Slow down. Read it back to me like, ‘S as in “Sandwich,”’ and if there’s a number, ‘number four.’”

Me: “Okay. S as in ‘Sacrifice,’ Z as in ‘Zipper,’ number eight, G as in ‘Gladiator,’ L as in ‘Lagomorph,’ S as in ‘Salamander,’ number four, WRT as in ‘Wart’ without the vowel…”

Dad: “Hold it! So, W as in ‘Water,’ R as in ‘Rabbit,’ and T as in ‘Tarantula’?”

Me: “Yes. GA as in the chemical symbol for Gallium, and DM as in the abbreviation for Dungeon Master.”

Dad: *giving me an exasperated look* “So, that’s S as in ‘Silly,’ Z as in ‘Zany,’ number eight, G as in ‘Goofy,’ L as in ‘Loony,’ S as in ‘Silly,’ number four, W as in ‘Wacky,’ R as in ‘Ridiculous,’ T as in ‘Tiny,’ D as in ‘Daft,’ and M as in ‘Moronic’?”

Me: *smirking* “What? You didn’t like my method of reading back the password? I can’t be the only one who knows that Ga is the chemical symbol for Gallium.”

Dad: *dryly* “I still don’t know that Ga is the chemical symbol for Gallium.”


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