Today’s Word of the Day prompt is INITIAL
My initial reaction was to recall various initials we recognize today. Some are historic, the initials of famous people that most North Americans are familiar with:
and organizations like ,
Here in Canada we have our own popular acronyms, like the
, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. And there are many initials used for sports organizations, like the , the , etc.
I thought of current initials, unheard of when I was a girl, that denote health woes of our day:
and my own past health woe, , which stands for chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Then I recalled the most famous initials of all time:
This is such a well known acronym — if you want to call it that — that various devises and many computer sites routinely ask you, when you’re done and satisfied that the work is complete, to hit OK.
Who was this unknown OK, who jotted his initials on things–or important documents?—so often that they’re so widely used? With it’s common variation, OKAY, this term has become so universal that, hundreds of years later, we’re still using them?
And more importantly, where would we be without them?
Okay, enough said. There are oodles more well known initials, but I think this will suffice as my response to the prompt.
Note: Initials done in the Masque font by Apostrophic Labs, at 1001fonts.com