Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 45.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 10:52:44 +0100
From: lhomich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: 17.044 nesting and linear narratives
The topic of nesting prompts me to wonder about 'nested' acronyms. "SAX,"
for instance, is a 2-level acronym: SAX = Simple API (Application
Programming Interface) for XML (eXtensible Markup Language). I'm sure there
are acronyms with more levels of 'nesting,' but I can't think of any off
the top of my head. I'd be naive to expect such nested acronyms (NAs?
NeAcs?) to be the exclusive domain of computing; can other areas claim such
clarification/obfuscation? How deep do they go?
M.A. Student, Humanities Computing / English
University of Alberta
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