[Dixielandjazz] OT AARP - No longer an acronym

Dave Hanson jazzdude at bellsouth.net
Fri Dec 5 23:07:16 PST 2003


The DJML actually stands for  the "Dixieland Jazz Mailing List". That was
what I understood when founder Perter Lovic started this marvelous
connection about five years ago. He passed away two months after I signed

Notice then, it is "Mailing", not "Mail"......you like it correct ? Right ?

Dave Hanson

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stan Brager" <sbrager at socal.rr.com>
To: <Adaywayne at aol.com>; <jerrygordon at juno.com>;
<dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] OT AARP - No longer an acronym

> I guess I'll have to stop lurking and render an informed (my opinion)
> decision.
> Nancy is correct that and acronym is a word formed from the INITIAL
> of a short phase. Examples of acronyms: DJML are the initial letters of
> "Dixieland Jazz Mail List", mpg are the initial letters of "miles per
> gallon".
> An abbreviation, on the other hand, is a shortened (or simplified) way a
> indicating a word. Therefore, "tp" is an abbreviation of the word
> "mi" is an abbreviation of mile, and so on.
> Oddly, the term "etc." is both an acronym and an abbreviation.
> Stan
> Stan Brager
> Trombonist-in-Training
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Adaywayne at aol.com>
> To: <jerrygordon at juno.com>; <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 1:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] AARP - No longer an acronym
> > According to the OED, an acronym is simply a word (pronounceable or not)
> > formed from the initial letters of other words. So AARP (pronounces
> "arpa"), ODJB,
> > NORK, OMF, OKOM, ATRG, LABS, BWDGBF, CRK, DJML and so on ad infinitum,
> > all acronyms.
> > Arn
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > In a message dated 12/5/03 1:29:27 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > jerrygordon at juno.com writes:
> > That's very clever, Nancy, but I wouldn't brush off Bill's serious
> > question quite so lightly. If it's pronouncable, i.e., if it's a "word,"
> > it's an acronym. If not, it's an abbreviation.
> >
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