= Moms Offering Moms Support
From Crestline Courier-News, 2-22-01
The MOMS Club, with over 1100 chapters
nationwide, is a non-profit organization
designed to provide stay-at-home and
part-time working moms with a social
network for support and friendship.
, to say the least.
The above recursive acronym
is sort of an accidental version of Douglas Hofstadter's
, which stands for "tato (and tato only)"
, and thus can be considered a recursive acronym as well.
Hofstadter uses tato
as a tool for explaining the recursive
powers of Lisp
, and recursion
and list expansion in general, in a couple of articles from his collection Metamagical Themas
The idea is to substitute
the phrase tato (and tato only)
for every occurrence of tato
n=1: tato (and tato only)
n=2: tato (and tato only) (and tato (and tato only) only)
n=3: tato (and tato only) (and tato (and tato only) only) (and
tato (and tato only) (and tato (and tato only) only) only)
and so on.