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1 minute ago, LA2 said:

So different from the Beatles'

"Sitting in an English garden, waiting for the sun.

If the sun don't come, you get a tan from standing in the English rain."

(From memory, may have some words wrong.)

Me too! 😛

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On 7/9/2019 at 5:42 PM, weams said:


I had to search to see who that was. OMG THE guitar was so young then! :eek:




That picture literally sends chills down my spine. WOW!

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Just learned (apparently) what an acronym is (and seemingly isn't).  I had thought an acronym was letters that replaced words, phrases, or sentences, such as FWIW (for what its worth). However, it appears that FWIW is an Initialism (never heard of it before) rather than an acronym.

According to GrammarBook.com, here are the differences between Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms.



Abbreviations vs. Acronyms vs. Initialisms

Dictionaries don’t all agree on the definitions of these words and neither do style manuals. So we will attempt to shed more light on the distinctions.

According to Dictionary.com, an abbreviation is a shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole, as Dr. for Doctor, U.S. for United States, lb. for pound.

Initialisms and acronyms are two types of abbreviations that are used to shorten phrases.

Initialisms are abbreviations that are pronounced one letter at a time.
– BTW (by the way)
Note that most people would simply call these abbreviations, which is fine. Some would call them acronyms, which sticklers would challenge.

Acronyms are abbreviations that are pronounced as words.
– NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
– AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
– OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)
– SPA (Society of Professional Accountants)
– WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant)
– ASAP (as soon as possible)
– Radar (radio detecting and ranging)
– Scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus)


Anyway, I thought this was interesting... hope someone else does too. :)

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3 hours ago, Redskins Rick said:

When you are talking Labor. How can you not think of this song? :)



😛 I did think about it but I like Devo better!

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