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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Mr. Sound, Oct 18, 2013.


  1. Mr. Sound

    Mr. Sound Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    SUNSHINE COAST AUS.
    I'll start with C.A.R. (Candy Apple Red:cool:)
     
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
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  4. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I have no idea what's going on here. I wish i were hipper to the lingo.
     
  5. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    And the thread goes off the rails at Post #2...

    An acronym is pronounced (or is pronounceable) as a word.

    So C.A.R. qualifies.

    'TVP' may be a Three-Letter-Initialism -- but it is not an acronym.

    BZZZzzzzzt! Thanks for playing. See the stagehand for some lovely parting gifts...
     
  6. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    What, you dont know how to pronounce it? Its pronounced "tivip".

    Also, the definition of an acronym doesn not have to be pronounceable as a word.

    LCD is an acronym for Liquid Crystal Display, but is not itself a pronounced as a word. Its spoken as a string of letters, just like TVP.

    CD-ROM, JPEG, BBC, OEM, and even USA are all acronyms.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym

    "An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word."


    Further, the title of the thread is favorite T.L.A. which you assume stands for acronym, but could just as easily stand for abbreviation.
     
  7. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
  8. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    root 'nym' - word.
    if ya can't pronounce it, it ain't a word...

    Your list is initialisms.

    RADAR is an acronym.
    SCUBA is an acronym.
    LASER, SONAR, SAC - acronyms.

    Wikipedia as the ultimate authority?
    Please...
     
  9. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
  10. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    In additional to a former journalism major, someone who has actually read the Wikipedia article you referenced:

     
  11. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    "while some others include additional senses attributing to acronym the same meaning as that of initialism."

    Also "the title of the thread is favorite T.L.A. which you assume stands for acronym, but could just as easily stand for abbreviation."
     
  12. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    Or aardvark, in which case I'm going with Bob.
     
  13. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Touche'

    My favorite three letter aardvark name is Alf.
     
  14. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    az
    and some of us still dont know what T.L.A. means

    triple lacquered amber?
    tremble of Los Angeles?
    titty loving agnostic? ...I like that one
     
  15. Qlanq

    Qlanq

    Jul 9, 2007
    Swansea
    SNAFU anyone ?
     
  16. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
  17. nashman

    nashman

    Feb 11, 2011
    It's a TLA - Three Letter Acronym
     
  18. kcole4001

    kcole4001

    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
  19. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    az
    now thats funny

     
  20. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    Whiskey
    Tango
    Foxtrot.
     



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