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2014-06-19 23:07:41

All Acronyms, operating AllAcronyms.com, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website release which provides visitors with an informative content-oriented online experience and is designed with a clean, fresh look and user-friendly navigation. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Highly optimized for user experience, the new site delivers feature-rich functionality with user-centered design. Launched on 2005, AllAcronyms.com is now the largest acronyms and abbreviations...

Long List Of Social Media Acronyms Compiled By FBI For Field Use
2014-06-19 11:04:32

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Short for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI has armed their agents with an exhaustive, though far from complete, listing of shorthand abbreviations used by the denizens and devotees of social media. The research into and printing of this list was brought to light thanks to the fine people over at the open-records website MuckRock, who filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request for the document back in January. What...

2013-12-07 23:00:53

eReflect discusses how the digital world has become an indispensable part of 21st century lifestyles with Erin Jansen. At her own website netlingo.com, Erin Jansen explores how language and technology shape one another. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 08, 2013 eReflect recently discussed 21st century language skills with Erin Jansen, creator of netlingo.com, a website that monitors and records the intersection between language and technology. Her website is the largest list of text and...

2011-03-26 08:35:00

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the premier dictionary of the English language and published by Oxford University Press, has added a new list of words and expressions to its already 600,000-long list.In its latest online update, OED has listed such expressions as OMG! (oh my god), LOL (laughing out loud), and FYI (for your information) as valid English entries in its authoritative reference book.The words and expressions will be added to the online edition of the dictionary by the end of...

2009-10-01 15:53:24

The Wisconsin Tourism Federation said it is changing its name to the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin to drop its common acronym, WTF. The Sun Prairie-based organization said the switch was necessary to avoid associations between the organization and the popular Internet and text-messaging use of WTF, an abbreviation for a profane phrase expressing confusion, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday. We didn't want it to detract from our mission, TFW spokeswoman Julia Hertel said. She...

2009-04-16 15:11:37

Police in Scotland's Dumfries and Galloway council area are proposing the Scottish Police Federation do away with police speak in favor of plain English. Officers have submitted proposals to the Scottish Police Federation conference scheduled for next week asking top officials to consider doing away with many confusing and irritating phrases they are forced to use while dealing with the public, The Times of London reported Thursday. The mover of the motion feels strongly that for too long the...

2008-10-28 15:00:16

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- STANDS4 LLC, the company that operates the popular acronyms and abbreviations online dictionary: Abbreviations.com, today announced it acquired the Quotes.net domain name and it is launching an innovative quotations service under the new premium identity. The new Quotes.net website contains thousands of famous quotations from many authors that can be browsed, searched, heard and translated to several languages, and also provides community related...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.