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Nemo Nusquam cym224 at gmail.com
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 
with acronym).

> -- Dave

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