Recently I found out from the London Telegraph and San Francisco Chronicle via Green Bean that I have an acronym!
You know, like a YUPPY or DINK or an SOB.
This is very exciting to me because I am obsessed with acronyms. I think it comes from my dad who used to refer to everything by its acronym.
For example, he often used to say: "Witbud, Arduous! Witbud!"
Now you may be thinking, "What the hell is a Witbud?"
Well, in fact "Witbud" is how one pronounces the acronym "WTBD." Which stands for, "What's The Big Deal?"
I don't know if you've met many or any teenagers, but to teens, EVERYTHING is a big deal.
So sometimes I would go into the litany of HUGE PROBLEMS with my LIFE.
To which my dad would respond, "Lilt!"
You are probably wondering, do they ever speak English?
But "LILT" IS English. Sort of. It means, "Life Is Like That."
Like the traditional, "Life Isn't Fair," saying only with more zing.
So you can see how someone who grew up in a very pro-acronym household might be excited to have an acronym of her very own.
And these people, they were kind of cool. Green Bean describes them as people who, "live beneath their means, buying little, donating to charity, shopping local, making their own, doing without and living a fuller life."
That's me, right?! That's totally me?!
So who are these mystery people? These people who are like us eco-nuts with the cool acronym?
Are they SEXYs for Super Eco Xcellent Youths? Or HEP for Hip Eco-People?
Well, they are called ... YAWNs.
It stands for Young And Wealthy but Normal. I mean seriously, yawn!
I am not a yawn! (Right, I'm not, right? Please tell me I'm not.)
Screw you, San Francisco Chronicle and London Telegraph! I reject your crappy acronym! I already have to live with being Generation Y (Why? Because it's after X.) I am not going to be a YAWN as well.
So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with a cool acronym to describe us non-consumerist green folk. Enter in the comments until Monday at 6:00pm PDT. If you win, I'll donate $50 to the charity/non-profit of your choice.
Get cracking, peeps. I mean, we may need to save the world, but FIRST, FIRST, we need to save it from bad acronyms.
1 year ago