"Massive" in acronyms

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 4 19:33:14 UTC 2012

Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> MMO, MMOG and MMORPG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massively_multiplayer_online_game, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massively_multiplayer_online_role-playing_game) are acronyms I've seen occasionally. This morning, I got an offer for an MOOC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course) and I suspect "massive" may be making its move by making its way into other acronyms as well.
[End excerpt from Benjamin Barrett]

In September MOOC was mentioned on the ADS list and Ben Zimmer posted
an early cite antedating the cite given on WordSpy:


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