tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Nov 7 08:27:23 GMT 2006
Sean Miller wrote:
> Nik Butler wrote:
>> Llywelyn Owen wrote:
>>> By the way these are not acronyms they're abbreviations. Sorry to be
>>> so pedantic!
>> you know what . he is correct as well , they are Abbreviations, and it
>> is being pedantic. Though for the record im being ironic . ( i think! )
> ac?ro?nym /??kr?n?m/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled
> Pronunciation[*ak*-r/uh/-nim] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
> 1. a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words
> in a set phrase or series of words, as /Wac/ from /Women's Army Corps,/
> /OPEC/ from /Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries,/ or /loran/
> from /long-range navigation./
> So, how precisely can JFDI and LW2A be said to not be acronyms?
Because they are not words?
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