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Subject:Re: Init/Abbrev/Acron From:Sue Heim <SUE -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 10 Mar 1995 09:41:31 PST
> It's an initialism, not an acronym nor an abbreviation.
> To be an abbreviation it would be "C. V." To be an acronym, it
> would have to be prounceable. A collection of initials
And then Beverly Parks wrote:
> RSVP is considered an abbreviation--not an initialism--yet it
> has no periods. Also, IBM and FBI. They follow the rules of
> initialisms in that each letter is pronounced.
At any rate, I didn't think we used periods anymore when
abbreviating. For example, USA is no longer abbreviated with periods.
Unfortunately my brain is sick right now and I can't think of any
other examples, although I know there are bunches...
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com