Re: Not an acronymn....

Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 10:56:05 -0700

Wikipedia knows all...

I, for one, welcome our Wikipedia overlords.

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On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:45 AM, <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

> Yeah, well -- I don't consider wikipedia an ultimate source. Just because
> it considers "K9" an abbreviation don't make it so...
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> Homphone, ok: abbreviation, no.
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> ----- Original Message -----
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K9
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> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM, <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
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>> It's not an abreviation -- an abreviation would be a shortened form of the
>> original word.
>>
>>
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>> Thanks, though, for identifying it as a homophone.
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> To: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
>> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:16:44 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
>> Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
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>> It's indeed an abbreviation but more importantly it's a homophone.
>>
>> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM, <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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Re: Not an acronymn....: From: Wade Courtney
Re: Not an acronymn....: From: mattgras

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