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 11:23:12 +0530

O.K. that should be confusion (not confution).

:-)

Hope that didn't confuse anyone.

-edwin


On 11/16/05, Edwin Skau <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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References:
Cobra or COBRA: From: John Posada
Re: Cobra or COBRA: From: Edwin Skau

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