Re: Not an acronymn....

Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 12:30:19 -0700

On 05/20/2010 12:19 PM, Monique Semp wrote:
> Has anyone offered up numeronym (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numeronym) ?

In a search for a good self-describing taxonomic category for words like
K9, I'd settle for alphanumeronym (or alphameronym, by analogy to the
convention of reducing 'alphanumeric' to 'alphameric').

A plain ol' numeronym ought to be numeric without alphabetic content, IMHO.

Example: If you know restaurant work, you might know '86' as the
designation for a dish you've run out of. Someone in the kitchen is
always calling out "86 the prime rib" or some such. I'd let that be
called a numeronym because '86' is all numeric. It has no alphabetic
content.

Then there's the ironic homophonic aspect of K9. I dunno but I really
want this kind of text to stay on license plates and military
reservations. St-a-a-a-y. Stay.

Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com

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