So… all this talk of TWOCking reminded me of another pet hate of mine.
Yes, yes, I know I have too many!
TWOC is retarded in the same way as BHCA* is. Because without is one word and so is healthcare. People at work use HC for healthcare all the time – it is inconceivable to me that no-one has pointed the error of their ways out to them before now!
To their great credit, it has to be said, all the healthcare organisations that I researched for this post (i.e. used Google for five minutes) had healthcare as a single word. Well done to them!
UPDATE: Unfortunately, the reason for this is that I had searched for “healthcare” as, of course, you would if you were a normal person. If you search for “health care” then you too will run, screaming.
* British Health Care Association