Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh my God, what's in name?

Some times a shortcut may be disastrous.

In Iowa, USA, the state renamed the department 'Elder Affairs' to 'Department On Aging' or DOA.  Unfortunately the authorities failed to anticipate the impact of the change in name from the view point of the commoner.   DOA is a popular abbreviation for Dead On Arrival.

The three letter codes or identifiers for airports can be a nuisance at times.  SUX is the unfortunate code for Sioux City Gateway Airport.  After persuasion from the airport authorities a new code was given keeping in mind the Gateway part of the airport name - GAY!

During Christmas, a four year old was sitting on the lap of Santa Claus in a busy shopping center. 
"What's your name, little boy?", Santa asked.
Aghast, the tiny tot shot back, "Don't you know?"     

1 comment:

  1. I love them all and at my age I laughed out loud at the DOA one.

    Have a terrific day. :)