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acronyms in different languages [was Re: Attn: Spanish speakers]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Thursday, August 29, 2002, 17:50
Quoting Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:

> In English, but not in Swedish, I tend to write > acronyms in upper case.
I've noticed that British and German news publications often do not capitalize letters of acronyms longer than two letters. The BBC has a habit of writing <Aids> instead of <AIDS>, <Nato> instead of <NATO>, <Unscom> instead of <UNSCOM>, and most bizarrely, <Kfor> instead of <KFOR>. Der Spiegel is an even worse offender, but Le Monde seems to behave itself properly. 8P ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637