Re: creating funny TLAs - rant warning

Subject: Re: creating funny TLAs - rant warning
From: Alan -dot- Miller -at- prometric -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 12:43:03 -0400

I seem to recall from my US Navy days (sometime in the last century) a
directory of official abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms. Single
volume. About the size of a typical city telephone directory tissue thin
pages. Microscopic type. The title of this tome? (I'm not making this up!)

Al Miller
Chief Documentation Curmudgeon
Prometric , Inc.

"bwolf" <bwolf -at- scheidt-bachmann-usa -dot- com> on 06/06/2001
11:40:38 AM

Please respond to "bwolf" <bwolf -at- scheidt-bachmann-usa -dot- com>

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Subject: Re: creating funny TLAs - rant warning

That isn't so bad, Diane.

Try working for Uncle Sam.


-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Evans <dianee -at- lockstream -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 11:25 AM
Subject: RE: creating funny TLAs - rant warning

>Marguerite says "I am on a personal (and lonely) campaign to have people
>spell out what their
>acronyms mean at least once in any utterance in any medium. Bad enough in
>industry fraught with acronyms anyway, but this is getting ridiculous -
>especially within a company that is an amalgam of acquired companies, each
>with its own set of internal acronyms."
>I used to work at The Boeing Company (thankfully, I quickly came to my
>They have so many acronyms there that they have a website to look up
>acronyms...and sometimes, one acronym is used by several different
>departments, so you have to guess which one is meant!
>I away with acronyms! I always write out the phrase once with
>the acronym in parentheses before I use it in a document.
>In my not so humble opinion (IMNSHO)...
>Diane Evans
>Technical Writer


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