Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:57:11 AM
@whodat6484 So, you're admitting to using "loose parlance"? When you seem to normally adhere to a rather "strict analysis"? Sad, but I thought more highly of you than that...
Monday, June 17, 2013 12:02:43 PM
@chalket - Did you read the first sentence of the second paragraph in your link to the word abbreviation?
"In strict analysis, abbreviations should not be confused with contractions or acronyms (including initialisms) which they share some semantic and phonetic functions, THOUGH ALL THREE ARE CONNOTED BY THE TERM "ABBREVIATION" IN LOOSE PARLANCE."