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Three-letter Pan Am street signs pop up all over GTA

Jaime Pulfer, 680News

Last Updated Jul 8, 2015 at 11:26 am EDT

PAF, PAD … but, to me, it’s more like OMG or just LOL.

Five-thousand three-letter signs are popping up all over the GTA across 16 municipalities, meant to get people where they need to go during the Pan Am Games.

“Some of the titles for the venues are quite long,” Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca explained. “This is a way for people to get a sense of exactly where they’re going and to help them get from venue to venue as efficiently and as effectivity as possible.”

Officials said the acronyms are on the tickets to the events and there are pictures of the sports to help you as well.

The signs are already causing some confusion, with people posting reaction on Twitter about it.

Just for the record, PAF is actually the new Pan Am/ParaPan Am fields at the University of Toronto, the venue for field hockey. PAD is the Pan Am ceremonies venue, which is the Rogers Centre. RCY is Sugar Beach, named for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. OBX is the Oshawa Sports Centre where the boxing and weightlifting events are happening.

You have just over two weeks to learn the lingo. The Games kick off on July 10.

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