I want my own acronym.

Seriously, I was thinking about it this morning. Tobie and I were out early…


…and on the way home we saw our closest neighbor coming home in his new pickup, towing his flatbed trailer. It was a few minutes past seven at that point, and I tried to imagine what chore had him needing his flatbed and yet coming home shortly after sunrise.

But I knew I’d never ask, because, as I said out loud, “None o’yer business.”

And then I thought, “I say that a lot. I ought to make it an acronym. It’d get my name in the freedomista pantheon, if I could make it stick. I mean, Heinlein would have TANSTAAFL* even if he’d never done anything else, right?”

And I continued to trudge home behind Tobie, who continued to industriously check and update his neighborhood peemail because he doesn’t agree with my philosophy at all, absolutely considering everything in the vicinity of the Lair very much his business. Trouble is, None Of Your Business makes a terrible acronym. Or wait, maybe not. NOYB. Huh. It’s one syllable, isn’t it?

Oh, well. Probably already been done, then.

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*a very little belated research reveals to me that while Heinlein may have popularized TANSTAAFL he didn’t actually coin it. Huh. You learn something new every day. I’ll keep attributing it to him anyway, out of tribal loyalty.

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9 Responses to I want my own acronym.

  1. Ben says:

    Classic Gulchy musings! The world needs more Gulchitivity.

  2. Anonymous says:

    NOYB – yeah, I like it.

  3. Mike says:

    Like the way you keep attributing TANSTAAFL to Heinlein, I’ll keep attributing NOYB to you.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NOYB

  4. MYOB, “…and then there were none,” Eric Frank Russell

  5. Anonymous says:

    Add a letter “U” at the end, NOYBU sounds very Japanese and is easier to say 😉

  6. Anonymous says:

    My response to nosey bank tellers is MYOFB.

  7. M says:

    Joel’s Underground Gulch Shack (JUGS) ?

    Gulch As F*** For Ever (GAFFE)

  8. Joel says:

    Carl: How did I forget about MYOB? That pretty much covers all needs.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Around here we have been known to just abbreviate to a hearty “Nunya”

To the stake with the heretic!