Wednesday, April 8, 2009

WOL Wednesdays

God, I hate acronyms. Is there anything more soul-sucking than trying to decipher a line of acronym-laden buzzword jargon or a teenager's text message? 

Working in public broadcasting certainly involves using an unfortunate amount of acronyms  — hell, the whole industry begins at TV and FM — but it still (gratefully) doesn't compare to my days in textbook publishing.  {{{shudder}}}

Which brings us to our new theme day. WOL is a publishing speak for a write-on line, like you'd have in a classroom workbook: Jane goes to the ____. 

So from now on Wednesdays will be Write-On Line Day. We'll have quizzes, and mad libs, and lots of fun. Hooray beer! 

Here's your first exercise. Complete these sentences from today's Boston.com article about Phish's upcoming show at Fenway:

1. The Green Monster is getting ______. 
a) higher    b) scaly     c) greener

2. Phish announced a May 31 concert at Fenway Park on Monday, one of a handful of shows the Vermont ______ added to its summer tour. 
a) corporation      b) ambassador     c) jamband    

3. The Phish foursome reunited last month in Hampton, Va., after nearly five years ____.
a) off      b) sleeping    c) soloing in G# minor     

You probably don't need an answer key. Although, "scaly"? Really? That's pretty lame, guys.
 

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