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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...

2013-02-12 12:20:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- North Star Group, LLC, (NSG) a leading provider of Program Management, Systems Engineering, Acquisition Services, Communications and Outreach Support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), announced today the release of a Free FAA Acronyms Mobile App. NSG will debut the new FAA Acronyms Mobile App at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems Program Review. The NSG Free FAA Acronyms Mobile App is an...

2011-11-22 18:01:00

Squeezed middle: the section of society regarded as particularly affected by inflation, wage freezes, and cuts in public spending during a time of economic difficulty, consisting principally of those people on low or middle incomes. NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2011 Every year, the dictionaries teams at Oxford University Press in the UK and the US put their heads together and come up with a Word (or Phrase) of the Year. This year, for the first time, both the UK and US teams have agreed...

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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...