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RE: [xml-dev] XML Buzzwords. RFC

Hmm. I thought acronyms were *words* formed by combining first letters, or
parts of other words, and therefore pronounceable (by definition).

From m-w.com:
"A word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's
Army Corps, or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words,
such as radar for radio detecting and ranging."

So, TLA is a three-letter abbreviation.

Picking nits, perhaps.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John.Brooking@NA.SAPPI.COM [mailto:John.Brooking@NA.SAPPI.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 9:56 AM
> To: bradford@dbxmlgroup.com; pault12@pacbell.net
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML Buzzwords. RFC
> Best recursive acronym: TLA (Three-Letter Acronym)
> Most unpronouncable acronym [with vowels]: SPEBSQSA (Society for the
> Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing 
> in America)
> :)