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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Mr. Sound, Oct 18, 2013.
I'll start with C.A.R. (Candy Apple Red)
I have no idea what's going on here. I wish i were hipper to the lingo.
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...
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.
"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.
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?
And you are?
In additional to a former journalism major, someone who has actually read the Wikipedia article you referenced:
"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."
Or aardvark, in which case I'm going with Bob.
My favorite three letter aardvark name is Alf.
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
SNAFU anyone ?
It's a TLA - Three Letter Acronym
now thats funny
Separate names with a comma.