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This Is What You`re Missing On TV, Part 102 [Pic]

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Hits: 30754 | Favorites: 7 | Emailed: 2 | Rating: 3.2 | Category: Funny | Date: 02/23/2011
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Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:45:35 PM
But if you'd pronounce LOL like "loll", then it`d be an acronym, did I understand you correctly? I just want to be sure I haven`t been correcting people wrongly.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:31:49 PM
"It's an initialism, not an acronym."

I correct people all the time. I`m in the Air Force, we have a LOT of "acronyms". I often correct people and explain that an acronym is a word we use, like Laser or Scuba or even NORAD (who I work for), where every letter means something, as opposed to an initialism, which is not a word, it`s a bunch of letters, like CEO.

It`s not a peeve, and I`m not anal about it, but I do like teaching people simple useless bits of info.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 200 Posts
Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:56:14 AM
Let's Order Linguini! hah. I can`t believe he had to use a lifeline for this question. :S

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1064 Posts
Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:23:28 AM
Initialism, more like Italianism if we're talking about ordering linguini?

Shoot me.

Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 766 Posts
Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:51:49 AM
It's an initialism, not an acronym.

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