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Postby Violet_Skye » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:25 pm

'Sconnies. UGH!
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Postby Violet_Skye » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:27 pm

magic moose wrote:Just don't take the "X" out of Xmas. Malcolm is the reason for the season.

:lol:
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Postby Bwis53 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:46 pm

I still see a lot of official stationery with "Ave" instead of the newer "Av".
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Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:49 am

Ill. for Illinois. Actually, I like that.
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Postby Bwis53 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:51 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Ill. for Illinois. Actually, I like that.


Wis. instead of WI ? Or Wisc.?
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Postby bassbari » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:10 pm

Here is a helpful little tool if you are having trouble with an acronym. Anybody remember LSMFT?

http://www.acronymfinder.com/
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Postby Ducatista » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:16 pm

I hate myself for this: LSMFT isn't an acronym.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:29 pm

First letters of "Lucky Strikes mean fine tobacco." That would be an acronym.
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Postby Ernestine Beaverhausen » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:46 pm

Down at Quali-Temps LSMFT stands for "lazy, stupid mother-fucking temp".
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Postby mcmx » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:19 pm

preggers
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Postby Ducatista » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:05 am

Henry Vilas wrote:First letters of "Lucky Strikes mean fine tobacco." That would be an acronym.

It would be... if you looked at LSMFT and thought, "Ah, loosmooft."

NATO is an acronym. So's WEAC. FBI is not.

Tell me you didn't teach English.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:23 am

Ducatista wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:First letters of "Lucky Strikes mean fine tobacco." That would be an acronym.

It would be... if you looked at LSMFT and thought, "Ah, loosmooft."

NATO is an acronym. So's WEAC. FBI is not.

Tell me you didn't teach English.

Acronym /= abbreviation.

Just because the acronym for a thing can be pronounced as if it were a word (NATO, WEAC, NAFTA, etc.) does not mean it isn't still an acronym. The previous examples are no less acronyms than FBI, CIA, IRS, or CNN.

Y'all keep your acronyms out of my abbreviation thread, IYKWGFY. 'Kay?
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Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:08 am

[url=http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acronym]Main Entry: ac·ro·nym
Pronunciation: \ˈa-krə-ˌnim\
Function: noun
Etymology: acr- + -onym
Date: 1943
: 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: initialism
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Postby Beer Moon » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:21 am

God. damn. What a bunch of fucking whiners.

STFU
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Postby Ducatista » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:28 am

TheBookPolice wrote:Just because the acronym for a thing can be pronounced as if it were a word (NATO, WEAC, NAFTA, etc.) does not mean it isn't still an acronym.

Right. The fact that it can be pronounced as a word is what makes it an acronym.

Henry, you can cite all the lazy "also:" definitions you like to suggest that acronym can stand in for initialism, but that doesn't make it right. (Just like "impact" as a fucking verb. It's correct these days... but it ain't right.)
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