An initialism is a word made from the first letters of each word in a phrase. Unlike acronyms, initialisms cannot be spoken as words: they are spoken letter by letter. Examples of initialisms are:
- DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
- CD - Compact Disc
- ATM - Automated (or Automatic) Teller Machine
- BRB - Be Right Back
- NMHU - Not Much Here, You?
- GTG/G2G - Got To Go
- JW - Just Wondering
- JK - Just Kidding
- OK - Okay, "orl korrekt", misspelling of "all correct".
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "What is the origin of the word "OK"? | Lexico". Lexico Dictionaries | English. Archived from the original on 2020-07-17. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Abbreviations vs. acronyms vs. initialisms
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