A stroke of genius

This crap acronym (parodying this one) made me laugh. Then feel guilty. Then laugh again.

The original FAST acronym has a problem shared with a lot of crap acronyms: it’s so close to spelling something naturally that the acronym-creator can’t resist a bit of forcing to get it the rest of the way. FAS is perfect: Face, Arms, Speech. And FAST is good because you have to act, well, FAST. So it’s a very human temptation to just shove a T on the end and say “Time to call 999!”

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