Some suggestions (to NYT, world taekwondo)..

Some suggestions:

1. To the World Taekwondo Federation – could you please change your name? To the World Taekwondo Association, or the International Taekwondo Federation, or basically anything else but the World Taekwondo Federation?

2. To the New York Times – can you get yourself to pause and resist the urge to abbreviate? Or at least proof read whatever you write?

Otherwise, you will end up making statements like these:

The stadium announcer read a statement from the W.T.F., saying, This is a strong violation of the spirit of tae kwon do and the Olympic Games….”

and these..

However, W.T.F. officials later said their ban of Matos was not official, and they would discuss the situation with the International Olympic Committee.

(More here.)

Or is that a coded message to your readers – on what you think of Matos kicking the referree, of those officials and the Federation?

Whatever it was, all I can say is – World Taekwondo Federation ? πŸ˜›


22 thoughts on “Some suggestions (to NYT, world taekwondo)..

  1. Brilliant, I say World Taekwondo Federation too! Perhaps NYT increased their search traffic this way by using the abbreviation.

    Lekhni: You mean people actually Google for W.T.F. ? Okay, if they do, I will know soon enough πŸ˜‰

  2. World Trade Organisation dodged that bullet. Then again, can anyone dare say that to W.T.F.’s face given what they represent?

    Lekhni: I am sure representatives of many countries are thinking right now that, given the meaninglessness of the recent talks, the WTO should really have been called the World Trade Federation πŸ˜‰

    And you’re right, no one would like to correct a taek won do guy, or even a bureaucrat who knows a few taek won do guys πŸ˜›

  3. LOL πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ maybe the punctuation marks between the letters were considered enough by the paper.

    Lekhni: Well, the other interpretation is also sometimes written with punctuation those who want to write it in a very proper manner! πŸ˜‰

  4. πŸ˜€

    I can totally see the need for an International Mental Health Organization, a Labor Organization of Lithuania and the Lead Manufacturers’ Association of Ottawa.

    Lekhni: Good ones, all! I can see people really look forward to visiting the offices of these organizations πŸ˜€ I can see that really hard up day laborer in Lithuania tell himself “I am going to LOL” and cheer up immediately πŸ˜‰

  5. The stadium announcer read a statement from the W.T.F., saying, ?This is a strong violation of the spirit of tae kwon do and the Olympic Games?.?
    could have been written as the
    The stadium announcer read a statement from the W.T.F., saying, ?WTF!.?
    nice and pithy no?

    Lekhni: Yup, that would succinctly convey the WTF’s reaction πŸ˜‰

  6. LOL!
    This post reminded me of the sign I saw in an airport ‘Sala VIP’ – had a good chuckle at the expense of the VIP lounge!

    Lekhni: Yeah, “sala” which means a perfectly appropriate “lounge/ living room” in Spanish transforms into something entirely different in Hindi πŸ˜‰

  7. Lekhni, yes I think people do google WTF. People (including me) put that as a Tag in WordPress, How WTF is that !

    Lekhni: They do? That’s good news πŸ˜€

  8. That is ridiculously hilarious! :)) I couldn’t type ‘LOL’ cause of km πŸ˜›

    Lekhni: Thanks πŸ™‚ Yes, km has made me think of Lithuanian laborers every time I LOL πŸ˜‰

  9. So now we know how they can get away with the abbreviation πŸ˜‰

    Lekhni: Yes, I suppose if you know taek won do you can get away with a lot!

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