Saturday, March 25, 2006

LAME Commentator Displays Ignorance Yet Again

In his opinion column in today's Australian Phillip Adams displays another facet of his superlative and all-embracing ignorance. His column is on acronyms, and almost every example he gives of an "acronym" isn't. His examples are simple aggregations of inital capitals (e.g. SMH for Sydney Morning Herald). An acronymn is a "word formed from the initial letters of other words" (OED).

To help Phillip out, I've provided an actual acronym in the title to this post. Phillip is a LAME commentator. LAME (a word) is formed from "Look At Me Everybody". A phrase which captures the essence of Phillip's motivation in writing his columns.