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Sun Oct 13 05:39:54 AEST 2019
On 10/10/19 22:46, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Oct 2019, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>> DEC documentation mostly used uppercase in the text; e.g. the "pdp11
>> peripherals handbook" (to transcribe the cover exactly) uses "PDP-11"
>> several times on pg 1-1.
> And being an acronym it is of course upper-case...
At the risk of being labelled a pedant. from the OED:
acronym orig. U.S. (ˈækrənɪm) [f. acr(o- + -onym after homonym.]
A word formed from the initial letters of other words. Hence as v.
trans., to convert into an acronym (chiefly pass. and as pa. pple.).
Also acroˈnymic a.; acroˈnymically adv.; ˈacronyming vbl. n.;
ˈacronymize v. trans.
initialism (ɪnˈɪʃəlɪzm) [f. initial n. + -ism.]
The use of initials; a significative group of initial letters. Now spec.
a group of initial letters used as an abbreviation for a name or
expression, each letter or part being pronounced separately (contrasted
> -- Dave
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