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when acronyms mean nothing


From: Timothy J. Luoma
Date: Jun 27, 2002 3:26PM

I was working on a page <http://www.tntluoma.com/fun/fwd/ceonistas/>; which
references CNBC. I went to mark it up with an <acronym> tag and suddenly
something occurred to me...

<q>Huh.... I wonder what CNBC stands for?</q>

So I went hunting, and found this page:

Q: What does CNBC stand for?

A: CNBC, per se, is not an acronym for anything. In the beginning when the
dedicated channel was launched, it stood for Consumer News
Business Channel, but this is no longer in use. We are simply
CNBC, a service of NBC and Dow Jones.

So how does one mark up an acronym that doesn't have any meaning?


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