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On Sun, 14 Jul 2013, Doug wrote:

On 7/15/2013 12:25 PM, Felmon Davis wrote:
On Mon, 15 Jul 2013, anne-ology wrote:

      And just what is HSLQLDB  ;-)
This is not an acronym. It can't be pronounced as a word. (See dictionary
definition in URL below.)

the definition says:

: a word (as NATO, radar, or laser) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term; also : an abbreviation (as FBI) formed from initial letters : initialism -----

I'm missing the part about being pronounced as a word.

      oh, memorizing acronyms seems to me a mighty complicated way to
organize one's thoughts ...
               wouldn't it be simpler - easier - to just state the
object(s) rather than leaving the listener trying to interpret what's being
meant by what's being said  ;-)

     see -

      AND - did you happen to notice in that URL, this phenomenon only
started in 1943 ;-)

do you know SPQR? or INRI? or Q.E.D.?
None of these are acronyms either.

Senatus PupulusQue Romanus: did you know that the Roman street catchbasins
and manhole covers are marked SPQR? Yes, today.

interesting; never been to Rome, sorry to say.

Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum

I just read today that according to one author, this was supposed to be a description of his 'crime', viz. insurrection against Roman authority.

anyway, off topic; my apologies.


Quod Erat Demonstrandum


Felmon Davis

What a strange game.  The only winning move is not to play.
                -- WOP, "War Games"

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