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Observations on Acronyms

JMS Pearce When Prime Minister, David Cameron recently thought that LOL meant lots of love, not laugh out loud, he appeared out of touch. [The Guardian, May 11, 2012]  He illustrated the difficulties that acronyms can cause. But acronyms are not new. The Romans used SPQR  to abbreviate Senatus populusque Romanus, isinscribed on Rome’s Arch […]