Just hit publish on my post, only to realize I doubled up on "N"! Totally thought I hadn't done "N" yet...ah well...I like them both, so both will stay. Poo on the rules.
And that little goof up was also confirmation about what my "O" post would be. But let me first warn you that I have the mouth of a sailor and have really curtailed my cursing in this blog in an effort to be more polite. So this post is definitely into PG-13 land. You've been warned.
My sister is the queen of personal acronyms, in an attempt to not swear in front of her children. An early favorite of hers was OFCOL! (and she would say it o.f.c.o.l., not as a word), which of course meant "oh for crying out loud!" These were not intended as texting shortcuts, mind you, but as spoken exclamations.
Recently, she has a new one - which carries the benefit of being one of those acceptable things you can say when you have started to swear (like shhhhhhhhh...ugar!). Better yet, you can growl this one and it actually works! OFFS! is spoken as a full word (not o.f.f.s.) and, if you haven't already figured it out, means "oh for f***'s sake". So, thank you to my sister on behalf of myself - in my efforts to clean up my language - and on behalf of the ears of everyone else around me.