Date: Fri Sep 26 2003 - 17:11:57 EDT
This is very interesting. Among the many hits for "ID", most of which are
not qualified with a parenthetical statement, "Intelligent Design" is
qualified as "(theology)".
<firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com
Sent by: cc:
asa-owner@lists. Subject: RE: acronyms
You can always visit www.acronymfinder.com and see if it's listed ;)
Here are a few familiar ones:
If not add it to it and make everyone's life easier
From: Iain Strachan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 2:28 PM
To: SHEILA WILSON; George Murphy; Jan de Koning
Subject: Re: acronyms
Might I suggest as a means to produced a better tempered debate, that
if you don't know what an acronym means, that you reply **OFF-LIST**
to the original sender asking her/him to explain what the acronyms
mean. This means we don't get into tedious discussions about whether
to use acronyms and whether to explain them, and the rest of us don't
have to put up with emails from people asking about acronyms that many
of us know already.
I for one don't think it's reasonable that every time you use a TLA
(Three Letter Acronym) that you have to explain it in brackets over
the first use. Much better that people who don't know them politely
ask the originator privately what they mean. That way everyone gets
up to speed reasonably quickly.
TTFN. (If you want an explanation of this one, email me privately).
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