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July 16, 2012
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Acronyms don't have to be JUST initials; initialisms may not be other letters other than the first. Acronym is the broader term.So the acronym "STFU" is also an initialism. But the acronym RADAR isn't an initialism.I have never heard (or even thought about it) that an acronym has to be "pronounceable" as a word. I'm sure there is some term for acronyms and even initialisms which ARE pronounceable, but I don't know what THAT is.
I have never heard this in USA. It sounds wrong to my ear.
I feel ya.I DO think they mean slightly different things, although end up meaning the same thing, anyway.One is "I have an obligation to work" ; the other is "I have an obligation tomorrow"
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