The Envelope, Please…

The winner of the 2018 LYB Acronym Challenge is….Martha!

Everyone brought great ideas to this challenge, and I learned something from all the acronyms. Love the enthusiasm and the way almost all the acronyms passed my totally arbitrary three-prong test.

I say “almost all,” because Martha lost a point with SHAPE. Not really a tennis term, or a competition term. But she gained back TWO points with her very lawyerly argument that she is “shaping” her approach to the match. Very clever.

I like SHAPE because it covers so many of the bases, including the all-important height of the opponents, and because each of the acronym components changes Martha’s game plan. Also, the idea of one of the opponents being “the boss” just cracks me up. I don’t know why.

So, Martha, start your bragging. And let me know what kind of tennis balls you want–extra duty for hard courts, or regular duty for clay.

Congratulations, Martha, and thank you to everyone for taking part! I thought this was kind of fun. We may have to have another challenge soon.

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  1. OMG!!! I’m grinning from ear to ear. And completely surprised, as I thought everyone’s suggestions were insightful and thoughtful and clever. I feel like I learned more from this exercise than I shared, but thank you! And bravo to everyone who submitted an entry. Thanks, Deb! No balls necessary; this was fun.

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