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Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery (linguistic nitpickery)

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Dec 26, 2003 at 05:11 UTC ( #317043=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Acronyms seen in the Monastery

Almost none of these are specific to PerlMonks.

Also, while it's common to call them "acronyms", the correct term is "initialisms". Acronyms are a subset of those initialisms which form pronouncable words, such as ANSI, ASCII, DOS or GUI.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re: Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery (linguistic nitpickery)
by Paulster2 (Priest) on Dec 26, 2003 at 14:41 UTC

    I guess I can see that, but....

    While you are technically correct, I move this out of the nitpickery realm and into the Anal Retentive realm.

    Does my opinion even matter here?

    Probably not, but just wanted to let you know that there are others of us out here. You are not alone!


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