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Apr 26, 2010
Linguistically, the Boss Man should be great at "optimizing" seeing what an amazing optimist he is!
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Apr 26, 2010
@Ferndok JohnOfStony was trying to reduce the spread of this error. The person that pointed to Wikipedia has made a mistake precisely because of the widespread use. You'll notice that the Wikipedia article said common use or to that effect. A dictionary often specifies common use and CORRECT meaning. It's sort of like the word centre is spelled center in America. someone got it wrong and the error perpetuated.
Apr 26, 2010
Since engineers are very digital (its either a "1" or a 0) we don't care if its an acronym or an abbreviation. We are typically good at math and bad at spelling. That is why God made English majors.

WDNW is another unmeasurable project that he can use at status meetings. He can use it to make up huge problems and solutions that involve fantastic diving catches. Learn from the master......
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Apr 26, 2010
John, your argument was made and refuted earlier. Check previous posts.
Apr 26, 2010
Hi Scott.
A minor criticism - WDNW is NOT an acronym; it's an abbreviation. An acronym is a word whose letters are the first letters of a descriptive phrase, e.g. laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is an acronym. BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is an abbreviation because it doesn't spell a word. Incidentally, this error is now widespread in the media. I'm just trying to stop it spreading.
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