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Your favourite T.L.A.

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

  1. Mr. Sound

    Mr. Sound Supporting Member

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    I'll start with C.A.R. (Candy Apple Red:cool:)
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME! Supporting Member

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  3. Milk

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    I have no idea what's going on here. I wish i were hipper to the lingo.
  4. ArtechnikA

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

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    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...
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME! Supporting Member

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    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.
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  7. ArtechnikA

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

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    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...
  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME! Supporting Member

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    And you are? :eyebrow:
  9. ArtechnikA

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

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

  10. MatticusMania

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    "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."
  11. ArtechnikA

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

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    Or aardvark, in which case I'm going with Bob.
  12. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME! Supporting Member

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    Touche'

    My favorite three letter aardvark name is Alf.
  13. sizzle

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    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
  14. Qlanq

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    SNAFU anyone ?
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    It's a TLA - Three Letter Acronym
  18. kcole4001

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    SEP
    or
    FFS
  19. sizzle

    sizzle sunn #91 Supporting Member

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    now thats funny

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    Whiskey
    Tango
    Foxtrot.

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