Monday, October 21, 2013

Random Knowledge 1 - Acronyms vs. Initialisms

This is just a quick PSA to explain the difference between an acronym and an initialism. In a nutshell, an acronym is pronounced as a word, for example OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) or NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), while in an initialism, each letter is pronounced, e.g. NSA (National Security Agency) or USB (Universal Serial Port). I just thought that was interesting and I wanted to share.

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