Re: Not an acronymn....

Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 15:02:22 -0400

It could very well be the missing link between proper English and l337.

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Bill Swallow
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On May 20, 2010, at 2:42 PM, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> The traditional definitions of abbreviation and acronym should both
> exclude "K9," because there is neither a "K" nor a "9" in the word
> "canine," and because it isn't a real word it shouldn't be
> considered a hompohone, which is a word that has the same
> pronunciation as another word but a different meaning.
>
> The closest term I can think of is "pseudo-acronym," which refers to
> a construct that is used as if it's an acronym but cannot be
> expanded to some form of the word it's intended to represent.
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