Going through due diligence with Automattic meant learning a lot about the company. One of the amusing things to discover was all the acronyms used, and the first time I saw “a8c” I had no idea what it meant.
Was it a code word for some secret project?
Did everybody else but me know what it meant?
@JohnB @andmiddleton a8c = Automattic, a11n = Automattician, a12s = Automatticians. because we're a bunch of nerds. 😀
— kat 猫 ✨🐙✨ (@wirehead2501) September 17, 2014
Luckily I’m not the only one who didn’t know of these acronyms, and I’ve since learned about a11n, a12s and even a16z from reading The Hard Things About Hard Things
I’ll be honest and say that I never knew what the hell Il8n meant when reading about translating WordPress into other languages – and probably too lazy to Google it. But now it all clicks!
Consider this a crash course in abbreviations of long words, and know that you aren’t the only one.