The Wordsworth Dictionary of Abbreviations & Acronyms

 

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The Wordsworth

Dictionary of

Abbreviations

& Acronyms

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Abbreviations & Acronyms

Rodney Dale & Steve Puttick

 

Like it or not, abbreviations and acronyms are now an essential ingredient of everyday life.

Since the first edition of The Wordsworth Dictionary of Abbreviations & Acronyms was published in mid-1997, the compilers have been diligently collecting further examples from many walks of life – including for example, such gems as DISH: Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (the result of eating too much protein which causes the vertebrae to fuse, aka Friar Tuck syndrome), GROLIES: Guardian Readers Of Limited Intelligence in Ethnic Skirts, IYDLAOTMTFOAHABM: If You Don't Like Anything On The Menu, Then F*** Off And Have A Big Mac (seen at 'The Talkhouse,' Stanton St John, Oxford), and ROMP: Radical Office Movement Policy (at Pearl Assurance, where moving from one desk to another is alleged to reduce clutter).

This second and completely revised edition contains several hundred additional A&As gathered from the compilers' original research, reading and helpful correspondents.