Re: TIEBREAKER NEEDED: What do you call this?

Subject: Re: TIEBREAKER NEEDED: What do you call this?
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 18:14:06 -0700

John Renish, in his defense of "bit" as an abbreviation, states...

[snip]
> Removing "nary digi" and
> shortening the sound of the first I violates this definition.
(of an acronym)

[snip]

Funny, I'd always thought that they derived the term
by removing "inary dig". If you look at it this way %-)
you don't need to do anything to the i sound.

I'd call it a contraction, apostrophe be d**ned.
(but waddo I know!)

Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com


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