Would you like to display part of my New Age Dictionary, consisting of Bacronyms?
Now let me talk about Bacronyms:
Have you ever thought of EAR as the “Earliest Audio Receiver”? Or, EASY as “Effortless And Simple, Yea”. And NEW “Not Ever Witnessed”.
I call this word play, BACRONYMS. Well I take it you must be familiar with Acronyms. In acronyms we normally pick the initial letters of the name of an institution, enterprise etc., and form a word, which may have no meaning taken by itself. But the word Bacronym, I am sure, most of you would be seeing for the first time. It is not a dictionary word. First of all let me explain to you my concept. I am going to form a phrase (like those illustrated above) using only the letters of the word itself (no more, no less) in their sequential order, so that the phrase yields one of the dictionary meanings of the word or its common usage.
These can also be considered as hybrid of three types of wordplay. They are similar to bacronyms; they are essentially semantic spelling mnemonics; and they are also acrostics, in effect.
Here are some more examples:
Take BEST - doesn’t it mean - By Every Standard Tops.
WORDS - isn’t it - What Objectively Record Definitive Speech.
Take CRAM - ask any student, and he will say - Constantly Repeat And Memorize.
CAGE - obviously it is - Captured Animals Guarded Enclosure.
BEAR - if correctly put it is - Better Endure And Reconcile.
BUT - well more often than not it means - Better Under¬stand That.
MAGIC - I believe it is merely - Mystery And Gimmickry In Collusion.
CHAOS - It is just - Confusion Hyperactive At Operation Site.
DREAMS - You can hardly disagree - Daringly Realistic Experiences Amidst Mystique Scenes.
STOMACH - Ask anyone who has a stomach upset and he will painfully say - Sensitive, Turbulent Organ, Metabolism Activity Conducted Here.
TABLEAU - Imagination running wild - Theatrical And Beautiful Looking Exposition Arranged Uncannily.
In other words you can call my BACRONYMS – an attempt to create a special dictionary or a work of literature for pure entertainment.. I can confidently assert that if students/readers decide to go for this exercise – they would find it very thought provoking, it will enhance their interest in the English language and will certainly enlarge their vocabulary. Since one word has often more than one meaning, normally only one meaning can be incorporated. So you have plenty of scope to try your ingenuity and bring out the other meanings. In order to make it clear which meaning I have in mind I have classified the words under appropriate themes as far as practicable. Also in order to use as many words as possible, I have deliberately chosen uncommon words, wherever possible.
I have also included some thought provoking items. I am sure after reading some of them you would like to add to what I have stated. I would welcome your additions. You may feel free to
e-mail me at email@example.com
Subtle Words ********:
Schematic What Conceptualized.
Undoubtedly Ordinarily Offering
Bemusing, Record Cosmetic,
Truly Definitive Knotty,
Lively Speech Thoroughly