Some clients, like many benefits professionals, will ask for clarification when they hear an unfamiliar acronym
One woman, a middle school teacher, mentioned that the term "IMF" is a part of everyday conversations and that even elderly in rural districts, who are unlikely to know any English, understand and use the acronym
IMF in their lives.
In languages, many noun phrases contain stop-words such as determiners or prepositions, and thus, several acronym
expansions will be composed of such elements.
have been with us a long time and were once quite twee being used as a code.
Real estate professionals have added these abbreviations and the shortcuts of REALTYSPEAK to their everyday vocabulary by using acronyms
like: DOB (Department of Buildings); DOF (Department of Finance); ETPA (Emergency Tenant Protection Act); DEP (Department of Environmental Protection); DEC (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation); OMB (Office of Management & Budget); REBNY (Real Estate Board of NY); CPC (City Planning Commission); BSA (NYC Board of Standards & Appeals; EDC (the New York City Economic Development Corporation); UMEZ (Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone); MONYEZ (Mayor's Office of the New York Empowerment Zone).
It strikes me that acronyms
are the way forward to get your brand into the public consciousness.
And to make things more confusing, some acronyms
have two meanings that vary depending on their context.
Taking those and other underlying differences into account, the Toronto researchers calculate that trials identified by acronyms
get mentioned in the medical literature 66 percent more often than other studies do.
But once ONR officials realized the acronym
was PUS, they concluded the name had to be changed.
Laser is an acronym
for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
In this workshop, students are divided into groups, are given a fictitious topic and one business source, and are then required to use the CRITIC Acronym
 to evaluate the content of their source for credibility.
Automated teller machines have been shortened to an acronym
, and even if ATM hasn't got a clever spell-sound, like Aroused Citizens Representing Oppressed New York Minorities, the acronym
still feels comfortable in the mouth.