The New York Times has an article today about the psychology behind those white oval bumper stickers with obscure acronyms that seem to be popping up everywhere. Here in North Carolina, the preponderance of them seem to advertise an affinity for various North and South Carolina beaches. We have OBX for the Outer Banks, TI for Topsail Island, and OINC for Ocracoke Island, NC. It took me forever to figure some of those out, probably because I’m not in the in crowd.
CafePress.com has a big selection of these stickers. My personal favorite is LKW for Lake Wheeler, a 650 acre manmade lake featuring picnic areas and a regulation volleyball court. Here in Raleigh our status symbols just don’t measure up very well to New York’s.