Dear vast horde of lawyer readers/writers,
when did acronyms like POTUS and SCOTUS enter common written lexicon? I think it has to be within the last 8 years. I find them to be incredibly ugly words, and I wish their usage were stopped. Are they byproducts of blog/text-message language shift? Are they somehow byproducts of globalization of thought, now that authors feel they must acknowledge other presidents and supreme courts?