RE: Acronyms

Subject: RE: Acronyms
From: Victoria Camgros <vcamgros -at- persistence -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 09:53:34 -0800

At 01:47 PM 3/14/01 +0000, Carnall, Jane wrote:

>During my short and traumatic Navy career, I encountered the Navy's manual
>of official abbreviations. Its title? (I'm not making this up!)
>_Nav_Abb_Man_.

Why is abbreviation such a long word?

Jane Carnall
Brillig Twas und die slithy toves taten gyre und gimble im wabe. Waren die
borogroves und das momerathsoutgrabe ganz mimsy.

And shouldn't we have a shorter word for "monosyllabic"?


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