Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Sat Apr 8 21:37:45 UTC 2006

My point of view concerning these forms is that they are abbreviations
(the ones given are initialisms) not acronyms.  Acronyisms is a term of
dubious origin--probably due to ignorance of linguistic terminology.

I realise that nobody asked for my two cents.  I just thought I'd throw it


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