Broad definition of acronym

Subject: Broad definition of acronym
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 1995 01:06:46 -0700

>According to American Heritage Dictionary, bit would be an ACRONYM, since
>an acronym is "a word formed by the initial letters of a name or by
>combining initial letters or parts of a series of words

By this definition, "don't" is an acronym.

Most acronyms are written all caps. Contractions like "don't" and "bit" are
written lowercase. ...RM

Richard Mateosian President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro

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