Acronyms?

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Cuneiform
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Acronyms?

Postby Cuneiform » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:58 pm

Do forgive me if this is a stupid and/or obvious question, but what's the rule on acronyms like NPR and school names? Must I spell out everything the first time, or can I assume that it is acceptable to label major entities like NPR and the LA Times as such?

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Spaceman Spiff
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Re: Acronyms?

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:13 am

Spell out. However, if you are going to refer to it multiple times, you may write something like: National Public Radio (NPR). Then, you can refer to it by the acronym from that point on.

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Re: Acronyms?

Postby Cuneiform » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:21 am

Excellent, thank you.

Love your SN, by the way. I think I'm more fond of Stupendous Man, though.

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Re: Acronyms?

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:41 am

Me, too, but for those uninitiated, it just comes off as horribly narcissistic.




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