pseudo acronyms

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 20 14:21:51 UTC 2001

At 9:40 PM -0500 11/20/01, Beth Simon wrote:
>Has this been posted? If so, sorry for the repeat. I've just tuned
>in for this thread.
>Tonight I received a letter from my ("my") Congressional Rep, Tammy
>Baldwin, 2nd D, Wisconsin, in reply to a call I made to her about
>the "anti-terrorism" bill.
>This from the letter,
>"Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 3162, the Uniting and
>Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to
>Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act, also known
>as the anti-terrorism bill."
>I don't know that this is a pseudo acronym, but ...
 From what we've discussed, it's officially a bac(k)ronym.


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