Have you ever met Roy G. Biv? His name is an acronym for remembering the sequence of all the colours in the rainbow. Turning long sequences into short memorable words helps the brain organise complex information.
Acronyms and acrostics are a memory technique that helps us to remember sequences or lists in a simple and fun way. Each letter within the acronym is a cue for our brain to remember the matching word.
Acronyms are used all the time to simplify everyday language; such as ASAP (As Soon As Possible) or FYI (For Your Information).