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Subject:Re: Not an acronymn.... From:mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net To:Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 20 May 2010 17:32:28 +0000 (UTC)
It's not an abreviation -- an abreviation would be a shortened form of the original word.
Thanks, though, for identifying it as a homophone.
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From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
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Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:16:44 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
It's indeed an abbreviation but more importantly it's a homophone.
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Â<mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> Anyone know what to call constructions like "K9" (as in "K9 Unit," referring to a canine unit of a police department)?
> It's not an acronym, abbreviation or initialism....
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