20 November 2008

Vocabulary Horror #1

I have a feeling there will be quite a lot of new terms I come across here that frighten me. For starters: WIC, or the Wedding Industrial Complex. I had no idea such an entity existed. It sounds like something dreamed up by Dick Cheney & Karl Rove. Which makes sense, because I find this whole process almost as terrifying as the Bush II reign.

Even worse, though, is the Save The Date announcement. Not because I think it's a terrible idea to let people know as soon as possible about the date you expect them to show up & give you stuff. Not even the actuality of said announcements, which can be kinda cool & creative -- at least on some of the other blogs I've been perusing. My quarrel is with the abbreviation, widely & unironically used by everyone who's in a position to think about such things: STD. "Oh, we made the cutest STD!" "I'm really happy with how our STD turned out." "Take a look at my STD!" Um ... hello?!?! Am I the only one out here who finds this alternately laughable/gross? I'm not normally given to puerile humor, I swear. It's just that I'm pretty sure that acronym is already taken. And it's nothing I want associated with my wedding.


Broke-ass Bride said...

Ahhhh yes. Welcome to the fray - that's just the first of the annoying acronyms that will work their way into your bride-speak. You just wait :) Seriously, congrats. I love me an LA actor bride (especially since I am one!)

un-bride said...

Thanks so much for that! I'm such a newbie ... I'm sure the learning curve will be steep.

samantha said...

I can't wait to see your STD arrive in my mailbox. I will open it with condomed hands.