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STD - sexually transmitted disease vs. save the date?

Every time I read STD on this board I'm reminded of the non-wedding acronym. I do work in infectious disease, but does this seem jarring to anyone else? 

Re: STD - sexually transmitted disease vs. save the date?

  • At first, then you get used to the acronyms and move on.  Well, working with infectious disease I'm sure you won't, but yea.  It takes a little getting used to.
  • I worked in HIV prevention for a few years and I still snicker every time I see the WR use of that abbreviation. Personally, I'd find something else to call them but since we didn't send any out it never came up. 
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  • Yes EVERY time I see it! and at work when someone is on "Short Term Disability" I just think STD...
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  • This and BM make me snicker. I love seeing threads entitled "HELP!!! I'm having BM trouble!!!"
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_std-sexually-transmitted-disease-vs-save-the-date?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:bedeef4a-475d-430a-801c-e18663c92ad8Post:a08883e1-1ebb-40b7-9595-1616a96e7d28">STD - sexually transmitted disease vs. save the date?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Every time I read STD on this board I'm reminded of the non-wedding acronym. I do work in infectious disease, but does this seem jarring to anyone else? 
    Posted by anssett[/QUOTE]

    <div>Yes.  i still read them incorrectly for the site.  In my mind I now read them as "Situationally, Tragically Dire" because that applies both to here and to an immunology lab.</div><div>
    </div><div>In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_std-sexually-transmitted-disease-vs-save-the-date?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:bedeef4a-475d-430a-801c-e18663c92ad8Post:9e668e63-1f05-4bf0-b28c-30c942934349">Re:STD sexually transmitted disease vs. save the date?</a>:
    [QUOTE]This and BM make me snicker. I love seeing threads entitled "HELP!!! I'm having BM trouble!!!"
    Posted by LoveyHowl[/QUOTE]

    <div>We ocassionally have this topic over on the Getting In Shape (health/fitness) board and it DOES mean what you think it means   usually due to too much fiber not enough water  ;)</div></div>
  • I also cringe when I see it. I can't not see it. I'm a health educator. I always write it out. That's one acronym I just can't get on board with. 
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  • Yeah, I have not yet gotten used to it, and I don't think I will. The "other" usage of it is just far more common and widespread. My favourite example is "Can't choose an STD"... My first thought is NONE OF THEM!
  • I was so confused when I first joined (this is my new account, old acct had maiden name/full name in sn), but I still occasionally snicker at "BM". I know someone who won't allow their kids to say anything other than them having to take a BM. Which doesn't technically make sense.

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  • BM in particular makes me giggle.  I read a thread once where a bride was trying to "push her BM out" and I couldn't stop laughing.
  • Isn't the "proper" term STI now anyway?

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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_std-sexually-transmitted-disease-vs-save-the-date?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:bedeef4a-475d-430a-801c-e18663c92ad8Post:09628c99-4de2-4557-9adf-857bc3f09e3a">Re: STD - sexually transmitted disease vs. save the date?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Isn't the "proper" term STI now anyway?
    Posted by J&K10910[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div>Indeed.  </div><div>
    </div><div>i love hearing the commercial for STI on tv.  "Southeast Technical Institute'</div>
  • One of our programs at work was acronymed PAP.  Really guys?  Especially when we often do reviews they call Deep Dives.  Yep, gonna have us a PAP deep dive. 
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  • Hahaha I'm a fan of Universal Technical Institute.  All I think about is urinary tract infection.  I'm sure being in some weddings is kind of like trying to get through a tough BM.  It feels like the pain is never going to end, but in the end, it's worth it :P
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