A corn? Acorn? Oh, ACORN! 30 October 08Posted by Fantastic Four in Politics, World Affairs, Worthy Causes.
Tags: 2008 US elections, ACORN, fruit of the oak, Obama, Politics
1) ACORN |ˈāˌkôrn|: noun the fruit of the oak, a smooth oval nut in a rough cuplike base.
Somehow, I don’t think it’s the fruit of the oak that is in the election agenda these days.
2) ACORN is an acronym which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. It made me giggle a little, thinking the word Now was added to it to transform it into an acronym. No surprise knowing the popularity of the use of acronyms in the US. I have always been fascinated with that, and the naming of wars (invasions) and military operations… Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Fox, Mongoose, Power Pack, Urgent Fury, etc.
Uhm, got sidetracked there a little. Back to ACORN. “Acorn” sounds good to me. Community Organizations. An Association. Reform. All sound promising; put together, even better.
Have you heard of Brave New Films? Each of the videos end with a whisper: Pssst… Do Something!
I came across the one they made on ACORN.
Have a look:
If ACORN does what it says it does, the world then needs more ACORNS…