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Abbreviation v. Acronym

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The way I was taught was that an abbreviation was a shortened form of a word or words that could not be pronounced as a word-- e.g. www, p.s., etc.
An acronym, OTOH can be pronounced, as a word-- e.g. RADAR, SNAFU, AWOL.

The question remains... Why is 'abbreviation' such a long word? :D
 

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This thread may have gone off topic :hang: :tooth:
 

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Well, at least we're not being lazy....
 

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Well, at least we're not being lazy....
Sure looks like some brain cells were engaged with this learning curve thread.

Thanks for all the input folks.
 

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It got to a place of enjoyment, chuckles and wry head nods to salient points and foibles.
 

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It got to a place of enjoyment, chuckles and wry head nods to salient points and foibles.

I stepped on a foible the other day. D**n thing turned around and bit me! :001_cool:
 

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Doggone lazy moderators---now you're going around sikking foibles on all us innocent, hapless BBers. :001_cool:
 

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Foibulous insights.
 
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