Batty wrote:It was once pointed out to me that an acronym is a word made from a series of initial letters OR parts of a word; LASER, SWAT, SONAR, for example, wheras CSI, BBC, FBI et al is actually initialism.
Highlights/emphasis mine own *bows*
Just to continue in the spirit of pendantry if it's either/or (or even and/or to get really stuck in) doesn't that still
make a series of initial letters, such as CSI or BBC etc acronyms that are based
It's all bolloxie jargon anyway and intended to make people ask what they stand for, or, to be even more accurate, sheer laziness and showing off....
What's wrong with CUONUT anyway...