By Lindsay Boulter

Acronyms can be tricky. From “LOL” to “BRB,” in today’s text-centric communication paradigm, there are far too many three-letter acronyms we take for granted. But even before our language had been mass-reduced to three- or four-letter symbols, there was still an abundance of acronyms. For instance, in the U.S., “CDC” is generally associated to be the shorthand for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which as our nation’s health protection agency, works to keep people alive and healthy.

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