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[whatwg] Acronyms & Abbreviations whatwg Digest, Vol 33, Issue 90

From: Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:49:33 +0100
Message-ID: <1197568173.6789.6.camel@a1dmin.vola.spe.com.pl>

Dnia 13-12-2007, Cz o godzinie 10:27 +0000, Smylers pisze:
> Krzysztof ??elechowski writes:
> 
> > Dnia 12-12-2007, ??r o godzinie 08:59 +0000, Ian Hickson pisze:
> > 
> > > Most people don't mark up abbreviations or acronyms at all, they
> > > only mark them up at all to give the expansions generally. And for
> > > this purpose, it doesn't really matter which is which (not to
> > > mention that different people disagree on which is which -- I say
> > > "ess quere ell" and "ewe are ell", others say "sequel" and "earl").
> > 
> > ... I hardly see any valid disagreement.
> 
> Your saying "valid" suggests you do see significant disagreement that
> you consider to be "invalid".  While it's invalid in your eyes, it's
> presumably valid to the person making it -- which proves Ian's point
> that people differ on these definitions.
> 

A disagreement about how one pronounces SQL is invalid because however
it is pronounced, it is an acronym.
A valid disagreement would be whether SQL is an acronym or an
abbreviation.
Best regards,
Chris
Received on Thursday, 13 December 2007 09:49:33 UTC

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