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On Acronyms and Public Policy

The English language, especially the type spoken in the United States, is very inclined to use initials or acronyms (initials that are pronounced as if they were a word, for example NATO, NAFTA, or UNESCO). From the most international OK – whose origin can be traced back to the American Civil War between the southern […]

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Translating Acronyms and Abbreviations

Normally, one of the most frequent problems that translators have to deal with is the translation of abbreviations or acronyms. Note that an abbreviation is the formation of a word from the first letter of each of the words that are part of it. Acronyms, however, are abbreviations that are pronounced as a word (e.g. […]

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

There is little consensus in the English world on the distinction between acronyms and abbreviations when dealing with shortened versions of words and phrases. Here are some aspects to consider: Abbreviation The most general term, which loosely applies to all shortening of words or phrases, is “abbreviation”. This term covers all examples, from contracting the […]

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What a Hashtag!

Our network language system evolves at a faster rate than language itself does. As in any language, the evolution occurs with use. New words are added to our term base, modifications and adaptations clear their way through as new technologies and tendencies become more familiar to us all. One clear example is the wide use […]

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