More from the NYT

Martin Kaminer martin.kaminer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 12 14:10:39 UTC 2012

I was surprised to see in today's article entitled "Alone in Public
Housing, With a Spare Bedroom"
that New York City Housing Authority was spelled 'Nycha' rather than
in all caps.  All local policy wonks (and one imagines facility
residents) refer to it as /Nai-tS^/ but seeing it in print converted
from an acronym to a word seemed a bit jarring.  I don't think one can
do case-sensitive searches on the NYT archives but from my cursory
perusal this seems to be a first.

The American Dialect Society -

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