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> Isn't this just another "it depends" sort of question? I'm more
> with the acronym FDIC than the long version, Federal
> Deposit Insurance Corporation. However, if I had to refer to the
> was writing for either a translator or an ESL audience, I'd spell it
> once or include it in a glossary of terms (or popup in online
> get the picture).
You are comparing apples and oranges (to use a cliche beaten to
death). There is very little confusion as to what FDIC means, but
people often confuse the uses for e.g. and i.e.
I prefer to use "for example" and "in other words", as well as "and so
on" instead of etc. (or is it "etc..." or... )