Friday, May 15, 2009

What's in a name?

I'm a member of this particular professional organization in my field. The same one through which I met South Carolina. The organization has grown beyond it's original mission and the name doesn't reflect it. It's time for a change. Let the debate begin.

Some people want to acknowledge the history and make sure "independent study" is still acknowledged. All agree that we fall under the broader umbrella of distance learning now. Some want to be sure we're clear that both K-12 and higher education are part of the group. Some remind us that it was originally founded for professional development in the field.

Names are being debated. Acronyms are being thrown about. Some want something catchy in the acronym.

So, here I sit, watching the debate rage in email. I submitted a few suggestions of my own. I tried to be very professional about it, but my dirty little brain keeps churning on. The little devil on my shoulder keeps whispering. Finally, I had to share my name idea with a few people who understand how terribly inappropriate I can be.

Here it is....

Distance and Independent Learning Development Organization, or....

DILDO.

3 comments:

e jerry said...

Shame on you, young lady.

Just for that, you're getting an Adam & Eve gift card for your next birthday, and then you'll have to go sit in the corner and think about what you've done.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Sgt said...

Greatest Name Ever.

So if your in charge of the program, does that make you DILDO Administrator?

Seriously, you have to pitch it and act all innocent like you didn't know the acronym.

Blogget Jones said...

Jerry - Think about what I've done? Hmmmm...okay, but can I bring a friend? ;o)

Sgt -- How about "DILDO Master"? I can hear it now: "Incoming DILDO President Jones...."

Heeeheeheee!

I submitted the name to the official suggestions poll, and everyone got quiet.... LOL