[thelist] Acronym and abbr tags

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 10:13:23 CST 2007

On 1/26/07, Steven Streight <steven.streight at gmail.com> wrote:
> Many acronyms are for the site owner's convenience, and the users are
> expected to learn them and get familiar with them, with no real benefit. No
> Claims Bonus is so short, why use an acronym? To be perfectly clear at all
> times, without being awkward and burdensome, I'd suggest NEVER using the
> acronym. Always use No Claims Bonus in full.

As always, absolutes are never right.

There are plenty of acronyms that are more popular, well-known, and
well-understood than their expanded equivalents. PHP, NASA, EKG, etc.

Matt Warden
Cleveland, OH, USA

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