Re: Not an acronymn....

Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 11:01:47 -0700

Here's another Abbreviation -- ROFLMAO

Oh wait...that's an acronym...sorry.

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On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> OK, so I just read what you posted and it contradicted your very
> position. Thanks for the laugh though!
>
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM, <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> > It's not even an abbreviation according to wikipedia's definition of
> > abbreviation:
> >
> >
> >
> > From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> >
> > An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning "short") is a shortened form
> of
> > a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or
> group
> > of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word
> abbreviation
> > can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev.
> >
> > In strict analysis, abbreviations should not be confused with
> contractions
> > or acronyms (including initialisms), with which they share some semantic
> and
> > phonetic functions, though all three are connoted by the term
> "abbreviation"
> > in loose parlance.[1]:p167An abbreviation is a shortening by any method;
> a
> > contraction is a reduction of size by the drawing together of the parts.
> A
> > contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables
> and
> > bringing together the first and last letters or elements; an abbreviation
> > may be made either by omitting certain portions from the interior or by
> > cutting off a part; a contraction is an abbreviation, but an abbreviation
> is
> > not necessarily a contraction. However, normally acronyms are regarded as
> a
> > subgroup of abbreviations (e.g. by the Council of Science Editors).
> >
> > ----- 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 10:52:08 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> > Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
> >
> > It certainly is an abbreviation. It's just not an acronym or an
> > initialism (both of which are abbreviations). But Dossy indeed nailed
> > it; it's a numeronym. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numeronym
> >
> > On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:32 PM, <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> >> 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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References:
Re: Not an acronymn....: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Not an acronymn....: From: mattgras
Re: Not an acronymn....: From: Bill Swallow

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