Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What is an acronym for a hiccup?

This is a query that has led at least 2 people to my blog recently and deserves some serious thought.
Let me think about this.  An acronym is where you take the first letter of each word in a phrase, or sometimes the initial sound, and create a 'word' or something that can be pronounced as a word.  For example, FRBR! Functional Requirements (for) Bibliographic Records (charmingly pronounced 'ferber', like a Furby).

Ah, look there, they left out the for.  Then it would be FRFBR (which would be pronounced 'ferf-ber', a disease not unlike scrofula, pictured at the right).

I assume there is a rule concerning little helper words like and, the, for, of, but, histologic dysmorphism, at, on, stuff like that.
(the sound of thinking)
perhaps they meant an ANTONYM?
An antonym for hiccup would be...a belch?

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