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    spelunker121's Avatar Flailing about!
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    Hi All,

    ok, I know that "FPS" = "first person shooter"
    But what are some of the others??? Like "MMORPG" for example.

    Im really clueless......but curious.

    Please provide enlightenment.

    Thanx in advance
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    fps also mean frames per second

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    And RTS = Real Time Strategy.

    Oh, BTW, they are not anagrams, they're acronyms :manker:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guillaume
    And RTS = Real Time Strategy.

    Oh, BTW, they are not anagrams, they're acronyms :manker:
    They are not acronyms. They are abbreviations. :busyman:

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    No they aren't.

    appt. (appointment) is an abbreviation.

    UPS is an acronym. United Parcel Service or FPS - First Person Shooter
    Last edited by Skizo; 07-10-2005 at 08:15 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo
    No they aren't.

    appt. (appointment) is an abbreviation.

    UPS is an acronym. United Parcel Service or FPS - First Person Shooter
    You are wrong.

    Sit down.

    UPS is an acronym (even though most folk don't use it as such). FPS is not.

    What you think cause it's in CAPS it makes it an acronym? Phrases can be abbreviated as well as words.

    All acronyms are abbreviations but not vice-versa.

    I thought everyone on here was so fond of googling. I'm sure you can look it up somewhere.
    Last edited by Busyman; 07-11-2005 at 02:46 AM.
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    Well, I sure didnt mean to stir it up.........I jus wanted to understand the "lingo" when I read about the terms used.

    My mistake.I dont know my anograms from acronyms

    but just to set it straight......from websters:

    Main Entry: ac·ro·nym
    Pronunciation: 'a-kr&-"nim
    Function: noun
    Etymology: acr- + -onym
    : a word (as NATO, radar, or snafu) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term; also : an abbreviation (as FBI) formed from initial letters


    Main Entry: 1an·a·gram
    Pronunciation: 'a-na-"gram
    Function: noun
    Etymology: probably from Middle French anagramme, from New Latin anagrammat-, anagramma, modification of Greek anagrammatismos, from anagrammatizein to transpose letters, from ana- + grammat-, gramma letter -- more at GRAM
    1 : a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase
    2 plural but singular in construction : a game in which words are formed by rearranging the letters of other words or by arranging letters taken (as from a stock of cards or blocks) at random


    BTW thanx for the replies
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    Quote Originally Posted by spelunker121
    Well, I sure didnt mean to stir it up.........I jus wanted to understand the "lingo" when I read about the terms used.

    My mistake.I dont know my anograms from acronyms

    but just to set it straight......from websters:

    Main Entry: ac·ro·nym
    Pronunciation: 'a-kr&-"nim
    Function: noun
    Etymology: acr- + -onym
    : a word (as NATO, radar, or snafu) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term; also : an abbreviation (as FBI) formed from initial letters


    Main Entry: 1an·a·gram
    Pronunciation: 'a-na-"gram
    Function: noun
    Etymology: probably from Middle French anagramme, from New Latin anagrammat-, anagramma, modification of Greek anagrammatismos, from anagrammatizein to transpose letters, from ana- + grammat-, gramma letter -- more at GRAM
    1 : a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase
    2 plural but singular in construction : a game in which words are formed by rearranging the letters of other words or by arranging letters taken (as from a stock of cards or blocks) at random


    BTW thanx for the replies
    Great!!!

    Like I said. Skizo was wrong.

    Acronyms make pronouncable words. People mistakingly call abbreviations like FPS acronyms and their mistakes make it into the dictionary.
    That is called jargon.
    Last edited by Busyman; 07-11-2005 at 03:22 AM.
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    Busyman you are wrong, Skizo is right :-/

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