Fact or Question?. . mamm- minus: wtf Is an acronym this post pisses me oft. acronym is when the first letter of each word creates a new word, such as PETA, GIF, or NASA initialism is when the first letter of each word creates a new word Fact or Question? mamm- minus: wtf Is an acronym this post pisses me oft is when the first letter of each word creates a new such as PETA GIF NASA initialism
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#11 - addictakilla
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(07/04/2013) [-]
acronym is when the first letter of each word creates a new word, such as PETA, GIF, or NASA
initialism is when the first letter of each word creates a new word, however each letter is pronounced singularly, rather than as a whole word, such as NSA, WTF, OMG, MLB, ASPCA, etc.
#15 to #11 - anonmynous
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Hes not asking what an acronym is. Hes saying that WTF is an example of an acronym.
#26 to #15 - lateday
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(07/04/2013) [-]
But it is not an acronym...
#74 to #26 - anon
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(07/05/2013) [-]
comment #23.
#78 to #74 - lateday
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(07/05/2013) [-]
Well, it seems the popular interchangable usage of these words has forced dictionaries to add the new definitions...

Now we have two words that mean the same exact thing.
#18 to #15 - sinonyx
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(07/04/2013) [-]
no he isn't (at least that was his intention)
his intentions are to both ask " 'wtf' (what the ****) is an acronym?" and state that " 'wtf', is an acronym."

had he used correct grammar as i have (i think) then his joke wouldn't have worked
#22 to #18 - harrymcfaggot
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(07/04/2013) [-]
he used correct grammar. there is no need for a comma. or would you say "tomato, is a vegetable" or "OP, is a fag" ?
#24 to #22 - sinonyx
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(07/04/2013) [-]
he didn't use correct grammar at all... not the lack of ending punctuaion
#23 to #11 - anon
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(07/04/2013) [-]
2. a set of initials representing a name, organization, or the like, with each letter pronounced separately; an initialism.
dictionary.reference.com/browse/acronym?r=75&src=ref&ch=dic
It's called a synonym, faggot.
#45 to #11 - crazycowhimself
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(07/04/2013) [-]
english isn't my native language, but are there any americans or other english natives who actually say the letters as "double-u tee eff" when saying 'wtf'?
'cause here we just say "what the ****", not the letters
#29 to #11 - lfunnymanl
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(07/04/2013) [-]
**lfunnymanl rolled a random image posted in comment #14 at Warning bad language ** lol etc.
**lfunnymanl rolled a random image posted in comment #14 at Warning bad language ** lol etc.
#13 to #11 - dashandsmash
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#57 to #13 - rumpelstilzchen ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
The truck never ends!
#19 to #13 - xdiabolicx ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
how the **** does that thing turn
#47 to #19 - strelokkk
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Very carefully.


Ok, I copy/pasted this joke from another comment. I'm too honest
#79 to #47 - ifuhq
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(07/06/2013) [-]
Why would you copy and paste 2 words?
#80 to #79 - strelokkk
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(07/06/2013) [-]
Because I type very slowly
#64 to #19 - infamoustrapper
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(07/04/2013) [-]
It's photoshopped, moron.
#68 to #64 - xdiabolicx ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
no **** sherlock
#69 to #68 - infamoustrapper
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(07/04/2013) [-]
What. You thought it was real.
#70 to #69 - xdiabolicx ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
seriously? you actually think someone thought this was real?
#75 to #70 - anon
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(07/05/2013) [-]
You asked a question and you're surprised you got an answer. Gee how did you imagine this going?
#76 to #75 - xdiabolicx ONLINE
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(07/05/2013) [-]
i don't see a question mark after that comment, do you?
#77 to #76 - anon
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(07/05/2013) [-]
It's not my fault you can't or won't punctuate and use correct grammar. That "statement" doesn't make any sense if you put a period at the end.
#71 to #70 - infamoustrapper
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Why would you ask a question like that if you knew it was fake, moron.
#72 to #71 - xdiabolicx ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
calling the kettle black. i was joking you dolt.
#73 to #72 - infamoustrapper
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(07/04/2013) [-]
I thought it was funny, but it wasn't really a joke.
#12 - williamzanziger
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(07/04/2013) [-]
the TYPO
Tactical Personal Offensive Weapon.
#55 to #12 - alloutpsycho
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(07/04/2013) [-]
I'm playing Fable 3 again, which hammer is that
#66 to #55 - williamzanziger
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(07/04/2013) [-]
I've found it on two accounts, its the best hammer after Scythe's warhammer
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#61 to #60 - alloutpsycho
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(07/04/2013) [-]
cheers, i thought the guy renamed it to The TYPO but i should've known LionHead would do that
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#25 to #12 - RoyalNightmare
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Either I'm missing a reference, or that in no way is an acronym for TYPO.
#27 to #25 - rrocketninjas
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(07/04/2013) [-]
The joke is that the acronym would be TPOW, but instead it is TYPO, which is actually a "typo".
#31 - anonymoose
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(07/04/2013) [-]
WTF is not an acronym. An acronym is pronounced as a word such as LASER or RADAR.

WTF is an initialisation.
#59 to #31 - jibb
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(07/04/2013) [-]
tunnels
#37 to #31 - dragontamers
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Oooo-wait those are acronyms?
Oooo-wait those are acronyms?
#38 to #37 - anonymoose
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Laser - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Radar - RAdio Detection And Ranging
#43 to #37 - azumeow
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(07/04/2013) [-]
SCUBA- Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
#39 to #31 - lemleet
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(07/04/2013) [-]
radar is also a palindrome
#40 to #39 - anonymoose
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(07/04/2013) [-]
I'd never noticed that before.
#21 - ibleedbmx
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(07/04/2013) [-]
someone asked me today if monkeys grow on trees. i, of course said no. though, the more he explained it to me, the more i began to realize it was a trick question... no, monkeys do not physically grow out of the tree like an apple or other fruit, though, their primary natural habitat is, in fact, a tree. so, in all technicalities...monkeys do grow on trees :/
#3 - miwauturu
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(07/03/2013) [-]
It can only be a question, because WTF is not an acronym, it's an initialism.
#4 to #3 - cptmongtard [OP]
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(07/03/2013) [-]
WTF is an acronym though.
#6 to #4 - miwauturu
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(07/03/2013) [-]
An acronym is pronounceable, tell me how would one pronounce wtf?

If it's unpronounceable it is an initialism, not an acronym.
#9 to #6 - iyr ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
While I agree with your point, the average person will certainly know what you mean if you were to say "wtf is an acronym for 'what the frenchtoast'," despite it being technically incorrect.
#51 to #6 - misfitsftw
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(07/04/2013) [-]
but you get those retarded teenage girls who speak acronyms and they'd pronounce it like "double-you tee eff"
#16 to #3 - Swenz ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
How do we know that for sure? Perhaps the creator intended it to be pronounced as one word. Just like a .gif is supposed to be pronounced .jif according to the creator, but everyone ignores him.
#14 to #3 - stepsword ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Although you are right that it is an initialism it does not mean it has to be a question.. It could just be false / a lie.

"Mars is the source of all rain."

See? Not true, but not a question either.
#20 - theroflcer
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(07/04/2013) [-]
I know reposts aren't exactly a bad since not everyone see's it.

But for **** sakes, couldn't you wait more then 6 days before reposting something that was on the front page.
#41 to #20 - mudkipfucker ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
This image has expired
I remember posting it then. I don't mind, clearly 600-odd people must've missed it

<MFW i see stuff i posted reposted
#30 - Gandalfthewhite ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
i still don't know how to pronounce it, ive only ever seen it written down not spoken
#32 to #30 - anonymoose
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Ah-crow-nim
#33 to #32 - Gandalfthewhite ONLINE
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(07/04/2013) [-]
nice one thanks
#34 to #30 - refaim
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(07/04/2013) [-]
double yoo tee eff
#42 to #34 - Mehwhatevs
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(07/04/2013) [-]
that takes longer to pronounce than just what the ****, so why not say that instead?
#36 to #30 - bronybox
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(07/04/2013) [-]
OMGWTFBBQ
Ohm-jee-wu-tuh-fu-bih-bih-qwu

I think I'm the only one though.
#50 to #36 - kietzu
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(07/04/2013) [-]
"lol-omg-wtg-dairy-queen-lol-omg-bb-the-q".
- Oxhorn
#17 - lawerancearm
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Not sure if stating a fact, or asking a question.
#56 - lyestcer
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(07/04/2013) [-]
An incorrect fact.

I don't accept things as questions unless they have a question mark on the end of the sentence or I actually hear them speak.
#8 - KayRed
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(07/04/2013) [-]
Disregard my previous comment, I got confused between "anagram" and "acronym".