years ago we decided to publish the collection of abbreviations, acronyms,
and initializations for organizations of all kind that we had been compiling
since we were immersed in abbreviation of this type in the Army circa 1964.
That, at 315 pages, was a substantial collection -- and you can still
purchase that version, called What Does That Stand For?
Amazon.com if you are so inclined.
That version was barely published
before we began to be aware that we needed to do a whole lot better than
that. So, for the past four years we have been collecting more
acronyms, initializations, and abbreviations for organizations of all kinds
-- and in the process, realized we had missed whole categories of codes for
organizations, including airline codes, rail car codes, stock ticker
symbols, and that we really needed to beef up categories we had touched upon
in the first book.
This is the result of those additional years:
Nearly twice the size of the previous version, we feel a whole lot more
comfortable that this one will serve most people's needs when they
encounter acronyms, initializations, or abbreviations for what contextually
appear to be organizations.
A caveat: this book is a
place to start, a place to look first when you encounter an acronym, an
initialism, or an abbreviation that context tells you represents an
organization. We'll give you some possibilties of names of
organizations this combination of letters might have once represented, or
might represent today. In addition, we try to categorize the
organization, just in case even the organization's full name doesn't clarify
thing all that much. The collection is based on the English language
(with only a few in others) and generally concentrates on organizations in
the United States -- again, with exceptions.
To give you some
particulars about the book itself:
Yes, the book is in paperback, and it
is also available for Kindle:
Paperback edition: 562 pages, $23.99
Kindle edition: 598 pages, $13.99
(if you buy the paperback edition, you can also get the Kindle edition
for a small additional charge).
Amazon will let you examine the book pretty closely before you buy, and
we recommend that you do so.
If you like it, please review it on Amazon! (Actually, even
negative reviews are welcome if you buy it and decide it was a terrible
purchase -- we learn that way how to do better in the future.)
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