Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Thu Jul 6 16:11:49 UTC 2006

Michael Quinion replies:


> it would be nice to have these assembled, with some discussion of the
> history of each acronym (insofar as it is known), in a single place. it
> could even make an entertaining little book.

Ahem, I treated most of them in my book, "Port Out, Starboard Home"
(Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds on your side of the pond).


Shouldn't we have an FAQ? No, I'm not volunteering to compile it.

-- Mark A. Mandel
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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