Waylaid Dialectic

July 13, 2010

Development Neologisms: Acrophobia

Filed under: Development Neologisms — terence @ 8:51 am


Pron: Acro-phobia
Function: noun

1. That panicked feeling you get when you realise that, while everyone else in the room seems to understand what PEPFID stands for, you haven’t got the faintest idea. And that, at some point in the next few minutes, you’re going to have to confess to this.

Related: acromony (the angry frustration you feel having realised that every new report you ever read about international development is going to introduce at least 5 new, ugly, unmemorable acronyms or abbreviations into your life.)

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