Priuschat rant: This is for people who post on this forum using acronyms such as ICE. They are too lazy to type out the meaning. They are showing off that they know what ICE means and implying that the people who don't know are beneath them, which is a counterproductive elitist way of communicating. Further, I've never seen a moderator here call out posters who are lazy and elitist in their use of acronyms. I come here for comprehension. I try to understand things that have no place in my normal intellectual life: the inner workings of a Prius. I've owned three Prius cars, the latest a Prime. I don't seek in-depth knowledge, but I want to know enough to use my car properly and to get out of it the advantages I paid for. I start to read and usually, and almost immediately, I'm hit with ICE (or some other unexplained acronym, with ICE merely an example). I go to an acronym site to find what ICE means, and, of course, there are lots and lots of meanings, take your pick. I click away from this site then, angry at the failure to help people such as me to comprehend, which, ironically, I judge to be the primary purpose of this site. Acronyms are walls. I would have thought encouraging newcomers would be a priority here. Not, apparently, to many members nor to the moderators, since I've never seen a poster dressed down for posting esoteric acronyms. I don't care about spelling, as long as it is reasonably close. I don't care about grammar, punctuation. I do care that my mind is distracted - baffled - by acronyms known only to "insiders." My reading is disrupted, destroyed by frustration really, because I'm not smoothly comprehending. The test for an acronym should be, can intended readers take it in stride, comprehending at a glance. FBI is one that most people here can understand without having their attention arrested. I don't know of an acronym pertinent to Prius discussions that would meet that test. If a person is interested in communicating knowledge about Prius, why then be so lazy as to build an acronym wall to stop regular folk who are working hard to absorb that knowledge? Makes not a bit of sense. End rant. Future rant: Toyota's fast odometers, overstated miles, overstated mileage.