[thelist] Use of <abbr title>

Andrew Forsberg andrew at thepander.co.nz
Thu Mar 14 13:37:01 CST 2002

> > > >acronym: the first letters of several words (for
> > > >example: WAI = Web Accessibility Initiative)
> > >
> > > Couldn't let this pass. I have a language nazi reputation to maintain,
> > > after all. ;)
> > >
> > > I'm afraid you're not completely right.
> Actually Madhu is right.
> If it can't be pronounced as a word, it's not an
> acronym.  Whether or not most/all acronyms are also
> abbreviations (true) was not part of the original
> post.

Umm, so your opinion and Madhu's is right, while a direct quote from a
reputable dictionary like the Concise Oxford is wrong? An acronym is usually
pronounced as a word, but not necessarily. Every dictionary says the same
thing, including dictionary.com:


Point to where it says it *has* to be pronounced as a word...

> Meanwhile, you owe :-)


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