[PD] I've officially renamed Pd

Edward George ed at suppose.co.uk
Sat Aug 9 13:47:12 CEST 2003

Well the definition of acronym is a matter of great contention and by a lot
of dictionary definitions PD is an acronym.

The confusion, I believe, comes from a simplistic understanding of what a
word actually is. 'PD', however, does come under most dictionary definitions
of a word.

The argument of whether an initialism is an acronym is a very large -
debated - can of worms.


-----Original Message-----
From: pd-list-admin at iem.at [mailto:pd-list-admin at iem.at] On Behalf Of Larry
Sent: 09 August 2003 02:37
To: J. Scott Hildebrand; pd-list at iem.at
Subject: Re: [PD] I've officially renamed Pd

On Friday 08 August 2003 17:23, J. Scott Hildebrand wrote:
> The acronym is fine, but what it stands for has been changed to "Pain in
> the Derriere."
> :P

Sorry. RTFD: PD is not an acronym, unless everyone is pronouncing it as 
"pidhh", "puddy", or some other equally pimply-faced prounounciation. (Then 
again, who knows, hardcore geeks can acronymize almost any combination of 

If you just say "Peedee", then it's not an acronym.


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