Awful acronyms

dehumanise our language,

dehumanise us.


by Scooj


  • I came across this at work today – Commonly Recognised Information Picture (CRIP) – a ‘management speak’ term used in emergency contexts. I think it means pulling together information and intelligence that will give us a clear understanding of what it going on. Shame on the person who coined this one.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

4 thoughts on “C.R.I.P.”

  1. I totally agree. We had a similar experience the other day – not with acronyms but with outrageous word usage. We were en route to a brunch for Mother’s Day and passed a company at the side of the highway which was called “LOOK”. That in itself was fine, but the slogan for the company was “Visual Engagement for Sporting Recreation”. I take it that they struggled for another way to say “looking” since the word is in the company name, but seriously, “visual engagement”?!

    “Can I have the paper when you’re done visually engaging with it?” Good lord!

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