What is your understanding of an acronym?
I was always taught that it was an abbreviation which is pronounced as a word and is made up of the first letter of other words, for example, NASA and UNICEF. That being the case, BTW and FYI are not acronyms because they cannot be pronounced as words; they are abbreviations.
I seem to be out of step with others, including Gransnet, which has a forum tab headed 'Acronyms' followed by a list comprised almost entirely of abbreviations.
I would be interested to read if other grandparents have the same understanding and whether they think such things really matter these days.
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