One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Abbreviations formed from the initial letters of the shortened words.‘students of hospital language have noticed how doctors have become addicted to initialese’
- ‘Terms, definitions, and contracted phrases can pile up into a meaningless mess of initialese and confusion when you're about the business of conducting a flight under instrument conditions.’
- ‘But Miss Cleary, of Nashville, in her song ''I.M. Me,'' has engaged in text messaging, a combination of initialese and the euphonic use of the alphabet that deserves scholarly attention.’
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