Thanks for all the replies, the NCB one is an example, there are plenty of others that are longer. They are referred to several times, (also columns in a table so repeated many times over - possibly 20 times!) As some may have guessed this is an insurance site so there are others; Third Party, Fire and Theft, Third Party, Fire and Theft Only etc etc. If they are written out in full the information becomes cluttered and harder to read, (IMHO). Austin ----- "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. > > -- > Matt Warden > Cleveland, OH, USA > http://mattwarden.com > > > This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy. > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !