RE: Cobra or COBRA

Subject: RE: Cobra or COBRA
From: "Neumann, Eileen" <ENeuman -at- franklintempleton -dot- ca>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, List, Techwriter <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 14:22:40 -0500

My experience is that the financial services industry loves both acronyms and capitals. We'll go out of our way to put caps even in words that aren't acronyms. For instance, I always have to write FundSERV, even though it's been in existence for 20 years or so, and no-one knows what SERV might stand for. So I'd chime in with others and recommend sticking to COBRA.


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From: techwr-l-bounces+eneuman=franklintempleton -dot- ca -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+eneuman=franklintempleton -dot- ca -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of John Posada
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:16 PM
To: List, Techwriter
Subject: Cobra or COBRA

Hi, guys...

I'm documrenting insurance stuff and we refer alot to the
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).

For those that know...those in the field where COBRA is an industry
term (as opposed to those who see it only as a grammar question),
because is it an acronym, do you make it all caps or even though it
is an acro, is it so common that it's become a normal word "Cobra"?


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