from an acronym listed by the OED is "abjud" (now " abjad formed from. Unlike with Chinese, such shortened words are considered portmanteau words or blend words rather than acronyms or initialisms, because the Vietnamese alphabet still requires each component word to be written as more than one character. The first is that if they are not reading the entire publication sequentially (which is a common mode of reading then they may encounter an acronym without having seen its expansion. The latter are fully reducible in an attempt to "spell everything out and avoid all abbreviations but the former are irreducible in that respect; they can be annotated with parenthetical explanations, but they cannot be eliminated from speech or writing in any useful or practical. The word "macronym" is a portmanteau of " macro- " and "acronym". An example of creating a backronym for comedic effect would be in naming a group or organization, the name "A.C.R.O.N.Y.M" stands for (among other things) "a clever regiment of nerdy young men". Yet, in its short form " (literally "man/people big only the first characters from the second and the fourth parts are selected; the first part and the third part are simply ignored. Citation needed Likewise, " UBS " is the name of the merged Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank Corporation, 76 and " hsbc " has replaced "The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation." Sometimes, when? "Urban Legends Reference Pages: Language (Acronyms. The charity sports organization Team in Training is known as "TNT" and not "TIT". The pronunciation of an acronym is based on the typical rules of pronouncing words in a language and is not made up of the sounds of the names of individual letters. This usage is less common than forms with "s" at the end, such as "MPs and may appear dated or pedantic. Acronyms pronounced as words are rare in Vietnamese, occurring when an acronym itself is borrowed from another language. Citation needed TNN (The Nashville/National Network) also renamed itself "The New TNN" for a brief interlude. Tralee RTC became the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT as opposed to Tralee Institute of Technology ( TIT ). 1, although the word "acronym" is often used to refer to any abbreviation formed from initial letters, 2 some dictionaries and usage commentators define acronym to mean an abbreviation that is pronounced as a word, 18 in contrast to an initialism (or alphabetism )an abbreviation. These trials tend to have full names that are accurately descriptive of what the trial is about but are thus also too long to serve practically as names within the syntax of a sentence, so a short name is also developed, which can serve. The Oxford English Dictionary ( OED ) records the first printed use of the word initialism as occurring in 1899, but it did not come into general use until 1965, well after acronym had become common. Examples (keep in mind Hebrew reads right-to-left (for, the United States (for, the Soviet Union (for, Rishon LeZion (for, the school).