Sometimes when I see the acronym MWSF...

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  1. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Sometimes when I see the acronym MWSF...


    I confuse it with NSFW.

    It takes me a few minutes to realize that MWSF is safe for work, because I do not work for apple ...
     
  2. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    But the question is; Is Macworld safe for work? It's like porn for Apple fanboys.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Not to mention good for the soul. :) I always think that too though when I see MWSF. :)

    EDIT: I think they edit out the naughtiest parts of the webcast anyway. ;)
     
  4. calculus Guest

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    Strictly speaking it's not an acronym.
     
  5. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    NSFW is absolutely correct. Although NUFW (Not Usable for Work) is more accurate in many situations perhaps.
     
  6. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Strictly speaking, it's a contraction, no doubt.
     
  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    what does NSFW mean? :eek: :eek:
     
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  9. Kwyjibo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not Safe For Work

    usually things that might be crude or otherwise unviewable on company time ...

    A word formed from the initial letters of a series of words. (eg, IEEE is an acronym for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

    NSFW - Not Safe For Work

    MWSF - Mac World San Francicso

    how are these not acronyms?
     
  10. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    .. maybe you're not looking at the right NSFW pictures/sites? :p
     
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    For Macworld is but one word.

    Which, in this strange, simultaneously grammar defying and grammar compelling cross section of time and space, would require you to change your acronym to MSF.

    But, since following convention would just confuse everyone all the more, screw it.

    Language is our skin, it's not a series of blockades you setup to let a parade go by.
     
  12. calculus Guest

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    An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of a name, for example 'NATO'. What you have there are abbreviations.
     
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    never heard that one before
     
  14. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't it either
     
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  16. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Quite different :cool:

    On a completely separate topic, the smilie conundrum returns: :)
     

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  17. calculus Guest

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    Ah, now I see my mistake... I used a dictionary rather than a site about advertising and branding!:rolleyes:
     
  18. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    A common mistake ;)
     
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    I really liked your interpretation. Are you a fan of "Father Ted"?

    Christmas greets from Ireland

    Dave :)
     
  20. skunk macrumors G4

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    Who isn't a fan of Father Ted, the sitcom about religious fundamentalism? :)

    Happy Crimble from Old Blighty!
     
  21. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    Wasn't sure if it was shown on the mainland. feckin brilliant.

    Just bought the complete boxed set of DVD's, looking forward to watching all the episodes again .... and again etc.

    Happy Christmas

    Dave :)
     
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    Too bad calculus is right. :p


    LASER is an acronym. NATO is an acronym. Even NAFTA is an acronym. MWSF isn't, nor is WWDC or MR (MacRumors) because you can't say them without saying each letter individually. You can read "NAFTA" as if it were a word, even though it's not.
     
  23. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    It wouldn't take you a lot of time to research and discover that there is no universally accepted, authoritative definition that dictates an acronym must be a separate pronounceable word.
     
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    Talking of Feck, I saw a great T-Shirt the other day.

    FCEK - Irish Connection.

    Made me laugh anyway :)
     

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