Acronyms

Theodore Dalrymple returns to The Critic to highlight the devious use of nonsensical acronyms by bureaucracies as well as formerly respectable medical journals.

We live in a golden age of acronyms. Perhaps this is inevitable: they are one of the means by which bureaucracies hide or obfuscate what they do. They multiply rapidly to produce a secret language and are particularly attached to euphemisms. 

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