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HPL

Apparently one of the people I write education and training materials for has designated me an HPL. I discovered this when I phoned them to ask a question about their programme and the person I spoke to had to check a file, which referred to me and the other freelancers writing for the programme as HPLs. But she didn’t know what the acronym meant.

So – idle curiosity – I tried an acronym checker. The more amusing possibilities included:

High Pressure Laminate

Human Performance Laboratory (likely!)

High Performance Leadership (as a freelancer?)

Horizontal Protection Limit (?)

High Priority List (doubtful!)

I’ve since discovered from someone else in the organisation what the abbreviation actually means, but it’s boring. Anyone got any amusing suggestions?

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  1. September 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I clicked on HPL because i thought it was in reference to HP Lovecraft… but this post is good too, I suppose.

  2. September 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Yes, HPL is sometimes used in reference to Lovecraft. I missed that off my list. I like Lovecraft’s stuff (despite the occasional flaws) and have mentioned him in some posts as an example of the many writers/creatives who died in poverty and became famous after their death. I wouldn’t want to compare myself to him, though, and I doubt I’ll ever become famous. So the only trait I have in common with him is not being successful in my own lifetime…

  3. September 25, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Well, your modesty should at least get you somewhere, as they say.

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