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I'm currently on the lookout for an acronymic disease that ends in s for "symptom," on the off chance that people will add "symptom" when referring to it.
Usually a less restrictive definition is employed, permitting the first syllable or the first group of letters of a component word to be used rather than only the first letter when constructing an acronym: thus radar from "radio detecting and ranging" is considered acronymic although it uses ra from radio, and the Central Treaty Organization is permitted the acronym CENTO.
The airport codes of the title not only resonate with the larger-than-life historical figures that supplied their initials; in their acronymic brevity they somehow convey the poetry of movement, of uprootedness, of what V.
True reform of the cloak-and-dagger community--that is, reform predicated on a serious evaluation of the necessity (if any) for Constitution-defying instruments such as the CIA and its acronymic brethren--has proven to be the most elusive of goals in Washington.
In the ensuing decade, a wealth of new acronymic phenomena has proliferated, including the many coinages used in e-mail messages and wireless texting.
That song's refrain of "sending out an SOS" seems to echo Lonergan's Web collage brb, 2008, made from merely two elements: the lowercase letters of its acronymic title, scrolling right to left, placed over an embedded, looping sound file of what one at first assumes to be the Morse-code distress signal (three short, three long, three short), but upon careful listening discovers to spell out "brb" (one long, three short; one short, one long, one short; and one long, three short).
In doing this, the article will portray the strategies these authors have employed to subvert the status quo despite the constraints of patriarchy and thus symbolically lifting the woman from the scourge of what may be called the acronymic D'S--debasement, degradation and dehumanization--to fulfilling existence.
Fu focuses on the work of SKY Lee, Larissa Lai, Lydia Kwa, and Evelyn Lau (the capitalized first name of Lee is an acronymic rendition of her given names--Sharon Kwan Ying-- which is how the author is referred to).
All of that interpretation generally happens in the very beginning of the rule-making process, which is called the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, or, in the acronymic parlance of the federal bureaucracy, NPRM.
Formed in 1998, BRMC - named after the gang in Marlon Brando flick The Wild One - burst on to the secen three years later with their acronymic and anachronistic debut and they've had somewhat mixed fortunes since then, slipping off the radar a little and losing a few members along the way.
We seem to be turning into an acronymic world, and that can't be good.
During a period when it's nearimpossible to read a newspaper without stumbling across the phrase 'national pride', it's the BBC (along with its fellow three-lettered acronymic wonder, the NHS) that we should revere as 'best of British'.
If English is to matter, it has to make a difference to the whole person who walks out at the end of the lesson: any LOs, WALTS, WILFS and other acronymic inventions are only a small part of that whole, though more measurable in a culture of Strategy and Inspection which has less interest in the forest because of an obsession with trees.
With a cylindrical casing made of zamac--an acronymic alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper--the XtremKey can supposedly be run over by a 10-ton truck without flinching.
If the list seems long, it's very short compared to Robert Patton's proposed complete Acronymic Dictionary of English (73-37).
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