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RE: [xml-dev] XML Buzzwords. RFC

While we seem to be in a nit-pick mood, can we please distinguish between
abbreviation and acronym? XML, XPath, W3C, HTTP, IBM, and even etc. are all
abbreviations. An acronym is an abbreviation that is pronounced like a word,
such as NATO (pronounced 'nay-toh') which is an abbreviation for the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization. The UN is not the 'un', XML is not pronounced
'ks-mil', and XPath is not (IMHO) an abbreviation per se.

I'm going back for seconds on my Chocolate Coated Sugar Bombs. Long live

See ya,

-----Original Message-----
From: tom [mailto:tom]On Behalf Of Tom Bradford
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 08:51
To: PaulT
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML Buzzwords. RFC
Someone had a little too much sugar on their breakfast cereal this
morning, eh Paul? :)

I suppose I don't mind buzzwords so much as I hate acronyms.  Can we
stop with the acronyms already?

-- Tom