Broad definition of acronym

Subject: Broad definition of acronym
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 1995 01:06:46 -0700

>According to American Heritage Dictionary, bit would be an ACRONYM, since
>an acronym is "a word formed by the initial letters of a name or by
>combining initial letters or parts of a series of words

By this definition, "don't" is an acronym.

Most acronyms are written all caps. Contractions like "don't" and "bit" are
written lowercase. ...RM

Richard Mateosian http://www.c2.org/~srm/ President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro


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