acronym for

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Sat Jun 27 18:52:00 UTC 2009

On Jun 27, 2009, at 9:30 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

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> from Michael Quinion's World Wide Words #645  6/27/09:
>   Gavan O'Connor was reading a review of an exhibition on Pompeii at
> the Melbourne Museum in the July 2009 edition of Royal Auto, the
> magazine of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, when he came
> across this sentence: "Pompeii is also an acronym for sentient
> death in its most tormented form."
> as so often happens with incorrect word choices, the word that's
> actually used blocks me from retrieving the word that *should* have
> been used.  well, i'd probably have used "a symbol", but that's not
> even close to "acronym" phonologically.  "icon"?
> (POMPEII - I MOP PIE, by the way)
> arnold

AM(iss is as good as AMile)
> g

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