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16 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

Not so, dc.  An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (eg NASA, AIDS, RADAR, AWOL and FOMO).

Not necessarily so, DS. There’s two schools of thought re the definition of acronym. Some insist the letters must make a pronounceable word, as per your examples above. But equally acceptable is the use of the definition of acronym in say, FBI. 
Anyways, this a goddamn footy forum, NOT an English language forum! Capiche?!

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9 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Not necessarily so, DS. There’s two schools of thought re the definition of acronym. Some insist the letters must make a pronounceable word, as per your examples above. But equally acceptable is the use of the definition of acronym in say, FBI. 

I am watching this with much interest!!

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12 minutes ago, Spirit of '87 said:

They only become acronyms when the abbreviated letters or initials themselves form a word - e.g. NATO or UNESCO. 
The examples in the original post, i.e.  “JVR, AMW” do not form a pronounceable word, so they are not acronyms, just initialisms. 
 

 

15 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

Not so, dc.  An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (eg NASA, AIDS, RADAR, AWOL and FOMO).

Not sure why this is turning into a english lesson but acronyms do not have to form a pronounceable word. E.g. ATM

See: 

https://www.oed.com/viewdictionaryentry/Entry/1844;jsessionid=30BDA79707D63A72D9BEA9B88448FB8C ( 1. A group of initial letters used as an abbreviation for a name or expression, each letter or part being pronounced separately; an initialism (such as ATM, TLS))

https://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/features/word/search/acronym/ (2. initialism)

and good old wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym (Acronyms can be pronounced as words, like NASA and UNESCO; sometimes as individual letters, as in FBI, TNT, and ATM, and as both letters and words, as in JPEG (pronounced JAY-peg) and IUPAC.)

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I think that one of the Claremont people likened Jacob to Naughton from the Bullies, however I am waiting for the time when Other future stars are likened to our Jacob van Rooyen or as the Claremont people call him Rooey.!!!

Welcome to the MFC Jacob I hope that you feel as much at home as Dogga, Riv and Kozzie, work hard and hone your skills you are now part of the Best Team in the AFL.!!!

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32 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

Not so, dc.  An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (eg NASA, AIDS, RADAR, AWOL and FOMO).

hmm...what about STFU? 🤣

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2 hours ago, dees189227 said:

 

Did Image

Did he say who he used to barrack for? 

Maybe as his second team and he had the 'Away' jumper already or someone delivered that jumper late last night.  Why would we have arranged an 'Away' jumper for him, I wonder.

His dad has the right colours!

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13 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Maybe as his second team and he had the 'Away' jumper already or someone delivered that jumper late last night.  Why would we have arranged an 'Away' jumper for him, I wonder.

His dad has the right colours!

Maybe he wore it at the Grand Final? A lot of neutral supporters bought scarves and jersey's.

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Not necessarily so, DS. There’s two schools of thought re the definition of acronym. Some insist the letters must make a pronounceable word, as per your examples above. But equally acceptable is the use of the definition of acronym in say, FBI. 
Anyways, this a goddamn footy forum, NOT an English language forum! Capiche?!

I love Demonland and the education it provides.

By the way, it's spelled "capisce".

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5 hours ago, dee-tox said:

Your obsession is bizarre. You seemingly make every post about Andrew. I wonder if you'd be as obsessed trashing an 18 year friend of your grandson as opposed to an 18 year old kid from Sudan?

That's a horrible thing to say to someone. The thing the you are missing here is by saying that it totally reflects on you. You come out looking like the fool because of what? Very ordinary thing to say by someone who must be a tad unhinged and uses here as an escape. 

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Not necessarily so, DS. There’s two schools of thought re the definition of acronym. Some insist the letters must make a pronounceable word, as per your examples above. But equally acceptable is the use of the definition of acronym in say, FBI. 
Anyways, this a goddamn footy forum, NOT an English language forum! Capiche?!

Acronyms got out of hand at some stage as beaurecrats tried to outdo themselves to make sure any program introduced had an acronym which formed an easily digestible word rather than just the simple letter array which is an acronym. This often meant the words in the program were arranged in orders which often altered the priority of the words

IMHO the perfect acronym was TLA which was in fact a three letter acronym for Three Letter Acronym.

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3 hours ago, 58er said:

Stoked in fact. Once McGowan lets them free they are on the next Transport Truck across the Nullarbor. 

Seriously amazing how young kids don't give a sh.. about State  borders etc. and adults are locked in meetings dog  fights and open conflict on the Media! 

As I understand the Jackson family are looking at real estate in Melbourne - maybe the van Rooyens will too?

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1 minute ago, He de mon said:

Sorry, I was just having a bit of fun. No offence meant.

Not at all, no need to apologise. It was one of my favourites, and I was indicating that I remember its usage, vividly. 

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5 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Not at all, no need to apologise. It was one of my favourites, and I was indicating that I remember its usage, vividly. 

Wow, we win one Premiership and everyone’s sweet as pie to each other. Makes one wonder how things would be should we go back-to-back. Or, a three-peat. The mind boggles. 

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9 minutes ago, He de mon said:

Sorry, I was just having a bit of fun. No offence meant.

 

6 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Not at all, no need to apologise. It was one of my favourites, and I was indicating that I remember its usage, vividly. 

See above ⬆️ 

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Still can’t flippin’ work out how to quote more than one post.
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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Maybe as his second team and he had the 'Away' jumper already or someone delivered that jumper late last night.  Why would we have arranged an 'Away' jumper for him, I wonder.

His dad has the right colours!

Maybe the stores in WA don't have a home MFC jumper in stock since they bought all the stock during and after the finals.

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55 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I love Demonland and the education it provides.

By the way, it's spelled "capisce".

But capiche and capeesh are acceptable according to some dictionaries, eg., the Oxford. 
But yeah, welcome Jacob! ❤️💙

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6 minutes ago, durango said:

Maybe the stores in WA don't have a home MFC jumper in stock since they bought all the stock during and after the finals.

His dad managed to get a Premiership scarf...

I reckon young Jacob had it for the Finals.  His family was very pumped for him to get to us.  The man at the back in the video was like an expectant father when he knew the next bid was the Dees.

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