Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Nagging Observation

Over the past year, I have worked on many a bureaucratic document, and I have sent many an email about bureaucratic issues. These documents and emails often require that I mention "instructional programs, adminstrative service programs, and student service programs."

What I've noticed is that, no matter how I try, I just can't find a good way to abbreviate "student services." Right? See what I mean? I can write "instruction" or "admin," but "student services" just can't be shortened.

Surely others have noticed this, too, but I've never heard any one  mention it. I've been thinking about it for nearly 10 months now. Just needed to get it out.


Amstr said...

The SS really doesn't have the right associations, does it?

C. Troubadour said...

Stud services also not appropriate, huh.

Yeah, unless you just stop using vowels, it's not shortening itself in any acceptable way!