Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 4,770 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Acronym Attic - Spp - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

The Acronym List truly is a ghastly mess
seeking the meaning of SPP I only learnt
Malay is way ahead in the SPP acronym
stakes with three definitions:

Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Pendidikan
(Education Service Commission)
Sumbangan Pembinaan Pendidikan
(Contribution of Education Building)

Sumbangan Penyelenggaraan Pendidikan
(Contribution of Education Maintenance)
It is the sing-song repetition of Pendidikan that
keeps me enthralled -matan -naan and –raan
lulls me to sleep beautifully

Slovakian provides the most fun: Slovensky
Plynarensky Priemysel (Slovak Gas Industry)
Canada being the most pedantic: Syndicat des
Professionnells et Professionels; male & female

South Africa seems to SPP extermination schemes:
Surplus Peoples Project; do away with them all, what?
And long winded France: Service de Physique des
Particules (Particle Physics Department - French
Atomic Energy Commissioner; what a bomb-shell)

SPP as Suprapubic Prostatectomy needs no comment
[Thanks For Sharing, Dear Internet, gag, urgh, aargh…]
While the note at the end: ‘We have 250 other definitions
for SPP in our Acronym Attic’ sounds the death knell for
my little search project

I give up, the reason for using SPP in an arrest warrant
shall remain forever beyond me….


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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, November 11, 2011


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