Re: Cobra or COBRA

Subject: Re: Cobra or COBRA
From: Edwin Skau <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 02:36:48 +0530

Hi,

>From what I remember about guidelines on casing acronyms:

1. If the acronym forms a pronounceable word, you may use initial caps.
2. If the pronounceable word is a commonly used word that could cause
confution, stick to all caps.

I'd recommend COBRA over Cobra.

-edwin


On 11/15/05, John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> 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"?
>
> Thanks
>
>
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