On Tue, 16 Jul 2013, Brian Barker wrote:
At 02:02 16/07/2013 -0400, Felmon Davis wrote:
On Sun, 14 Jul 2013, Doug wrote:
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;
I'm missing the part about being pronounced as a word.
May I help? I think I can. It's right there in the second word of the
definition: it says it's a *word*, so it'll be pronounced as, er, a word!
ah, now I see where that comes from!
deviates from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym> which counts the
following formations as acronyms:
BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
USA: The United States of America
FGM: Female Genital Mutilation
or maybe it doesn't deviate after all since they can also be
pronounced as words (any string of initials can).
I'm going to let Anne-ology make the call.
"Get on the bandwagon quickly or end up with the broom."
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