An acronym is an abbreviation that can be read out like a word. Of course, you need to know that before you pronounce it. I had to get used to the way the Germans pronounce ‘VIPs’ (I say vee-eye-pees).
Anyway, here’s an acronym I missed out on:
The USA PATRIOT Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001)
bq. The USA PATRIOT Act is commonly referred to by its acronym (though it is an obvious backronym) as the USA PATRIOT Act, PATRIOT Act, or Patriot Act.
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