Sunday, May 01, 2005

Acronyms

You know all those OBX stickers you see on peoples' cars?

Today I saw one that said "GLB." Now, maybe it's because I am the product of a somewhat liberal undergraduate institution, but my first thought was "Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual." I got close enough to read the small type under the acronym when we were stopped at a light.

"GLB" is apparently the acronym chosen by Glebe Elementary School.

I find that very funny. I'm immature, I know. I blame the return of "Family Guy," ... which I'm watching right now. Hooray!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Chris said...

And, of course, there are the very provocative BI stickers we see from time to time.

11:51 AM, May 02, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I'm slow... what do the BI stickers actually purport to stand for?

11:05 PM, May 02, 2005  
Blogger Rana said...

Too funny! I'd interpret GLB as you did, too.

Periodically I'll see some funny little sticker, or image on a t-shirt, or the like, and I'll think, "Hey, I like that. Maybe I should get it." But then I worry that it's some counter-cultural thing, and that I'll be broadcasting my cluelessness to all who know the real story, so I don't.

12:00 AM, May 03, 2005  
Blogger Neel Mehta said...

I used to sell OBX stickers when my family ran a store near the North Carolina coast. They sold well, but I'm guessing their intended use was literal. I didn't know why SUVs in the Midwest wore them until now.

And that GLB sticker? No way that was accidental. I'm thinking subversive homosexual principal.

2:26 AM, May 03, 2005  
Anonymous Chris said...

The BI sticker (I finally figured out myself) stood for Block Island. Ironically enough, the woman whose van it was attached to had recently left her husband and was rumored to be, well, alternatively lifestyled. I don't know what her actual intent was, but she did go back and forth to BI quite a bit.

10:59 AM, May 03, 2005  
Blogger Blonde Justice said...

Rana, that reminds me that a few years ago (oh gosh, a decade ago? I'm old), there was a punk band, NoFX, with a song "Mean People Suck." Then, I think it started that punk fans (or fans of this song) had t-shirts or stickers with the message, and then soon, everyone who just agreed with the sentiment had the bumper stickers. And then there were punk people walking around saying, "They shouldn't have that sticker, because they don't know what it means." But in my mind, then they were becoming the mean people that they thought sucked.

Yeah, deep, I know.

9:24 PM, May 04, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Then came the stickers that read: "Mean People Suck. Nice People Swallow."

And the ones that just read: "People Suck."

8:58 AM, May 05, 2005  

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