And then the Trumpster, God-Emperor Trump, comes up with MAGA, for Make America Great Again, which is basically the opposite of my MAG, because it overturns MAG's applecart and then some.
So what's an acronym-originator to do? MAGA is so familiar to everybody now, that using MAG will confuse and best and mislead at worst. I could reverse it to GAM, but that's an old slang word for "leg," and doesn't seem all that appealing in other ways. Any other combo would be unpronounceable. So I'll have to substitute words to get different initials. Let's say we leave "Academia" alone, and:
M (Media) > P (Press)
G (Government) > S (State)
G (Government) > B (Bureaucracy)
So that gives me:
PAS - so-so
SAP - maybe
PSA - no, that also means "public service announcement"
SPA - another no, because it has an irrelevant meaning in English
ASP - a poisonous snake. That's a maybe, definitely
And with B instead of S:
PAB - so-so
BAP - unexciting
BSA - nope, Boy Scouts of America
and no other combo is pronounceable
And if I keep the G and change the M to P
Or keeping the M and changing the G to S:
Or keeping the M and changing the G to B:
But returning to MAG for a moment, does Greg Gutfeld read this blog?
Come to think of it, M could > J, for "Journalism."
One commenter, Undocumented Pharmacist, asks:
So you're not down with "the cathedral"?
If "the cathedral" is new to you, it's defined here [link].
And Joe Sobran used the term "hive" to mean much the same thing [link]. And I'm sure there are other terms that I can't bring to mind right now.
I think it's going to be ASP, but there's some appeal to BAM. What do you all think? Which is best? Any other ideas?
After thinking about this for a couple of days, I'm inclined to take the path of least resistance and use GAM.