Random Thoughts

Thoughts while shaving

by Jim Tierney

Do you ever think about what the initials stand for on ads
that are in your face constantly, like TD Bank North (now TD
Bank) and TD Garden (formerly TD Bank North Garden)? Do you
ever wonder which successful U.S. company TD is? How about
Toronto-Dominion! TEA party is always in the politicial news.
NO, it's not THAT Tea. It's Taxed Enough Already. And there's
AIG-American International Group who was part of the reason
for the stimulus program and bailouts.

How about your daily time AM-anti meridian and PM-post
meridian and your radio terms AM-amplitude modulation and FM-
frequency modulation. Never give them a thought, right! More
everyday initials include VCR-videocassette recorder, DVD-
digital video disc, and DVR-digital video recorder. Do you
know what the call letters of radio and TV stand for? for
example, WCVB is Channel 5(V) Boston. The first letter W is
used for all stations east of the Mississippi and K for all
stations west of the Mississippi. Aren't you glad you asked?


September 3, 2010


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