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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Lexicon for young adult Catholic acronyms

Do you see yourself or someone you know in these acronymistic gems? Hat tip to my friend Patrick Prescott.

ACART --- Accepts Church And Republican Teachings (M, F)
CHIM --- Catholic Hyper-Intellectual Male (M)
CINO --- Catholic In Name Only (M, F)
CISTO --- Catholic In Skimpy Tight Outfit (hopefully F)
CLOWSIC ---- Cosmo Lifestyle On Weekdays, Sundays In Church (F)
COGISFAW --- Catholic Old Guy, Is Searching For Adolescent Wife (M)
CONOPE --- Catholic, Orthodox, No Other Personality Evident (M, F)
CHUPAME -- Catholic Having Unhealthy Preoccupation About Middle Earth (mainly M)
FOCID --- Flirts Outrageously, Chastity In Doubt (M, F)
FOYIC --- Flirts Outrageously, Yet Is Chaste (M, F)
FOFEBA --- Full Of Faith, Empty Bank Account
FOTSAV --- Full Of The Spirit, Alcoholic Variety (M, F)
GQC ---- "GQ" Catholic (M,F)
ISOFF --- In Search Of Free Food (M, F)
JLAW / JLAH --- Just Looking to Acquire a Wife / Husband (M, F)
MAWBAN / MAWBAP --- Might As Well Be A Nun / Priest (F, M)
OSCAR ---- Overly Sexual Catholic, Advise Restraint (M, F)
SOFTNOS --- Shares Our Faith Though Not Our Sanity (M, F)
SOTVEM --- Seen Once Then Vanishes Ever-More (mostly F)
WOVUOS --- Woman Of Virtue, Underwear Of Sin (F)
WIRTEP --- Will Inevitably Refuse To Ever Pay (M,F)

"The CINO JLAW is talking to the excellent CISTO CLOWSIC in the corner. Things may work unless she figures out he's a FOFEBA WIRTEP. If so, she'll be a SOTVEM, after hanging with all these CHIMS... unless she was just ISOFF!"


Blogger Teófilo de Jesús said...

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6:02 AM

Blogger Clayton said...

It would be nice if this article appeared in a parish bulletin with a headline such as "How to Navigate Life in the Singles Group in Our Parish."

6:19 AM

Blogger Patrick said...

I have have idea, Pedro. You grow up, and I'll stop deleting your comments. Sabes?

Clayton: Agree, although you might want to adjust some letters for west Hollywood parishes.

7:39 AM

Anonymous Kelly Clark said...

Kelly here...let's see if this works.

6:29 PM

Blogger Kelly said... see if this works.

6:30 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

Okay, they both work. Now what was I about to say?

Oh, yeah!

Wonderful, Patrick! While not a Young Catholic I have never been accused of being an "adult," either.

And so you see before you a:


and a:


6:32 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

P.S. Sorry for the multiple posts, but I'm having fun using this, now that it works!

6:34 PM

Anonymous Patrick said...

Welcome to the combox, Kel. Anytime, lady o' the pew.

11:04 AM

Blogger Thomas said...

brilliant post! ... saved to a word doc for a rainy day or the next time I need an inside jab at a random aquaintance of mine. :)

9:05 PM

Blogger This Girl said...

hmmm... I think I dreamed about this post last night. really weird.

12:46 AM


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