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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
> > a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or
> > of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word
> > can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev.
> > In strict analysis, abbreviations should not be confused with
> > or acronyms (including initialisms), with which they share some semantic
> > phonetic functions, though all three are connoted by the term
> > in loose parlance.:p167An abbreviation is a shortening by any method;
> > contraction is a reduction of size by the drawing together of the parts.
> > contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables
> > 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
> > not necessarily a contraction. However, normally acronyms are regarded as
> > 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
> >> original word.
> >> Thanks, though, for identifying it as a homophone.
> > --
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