[thelist] Acronym and abbr tags

Thomas Moore thdomo at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 10:16:37 CST 2007

There are lots of issues to debate and work out on the web, given the
age of the medium. However, this is not one of them. Consult your AP
Style Book or whatever style guide (Chicago, etc.) you use for your

That will tell you everything you need about how and when to use acronyms.

On 1/26/07, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
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