How do you read acronyms?

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How do you read acronyms?

  1. I read "SSD" as "Solid State Drive"

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  2. I read "SSD" as "SSD"

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  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Here in the Mac community, there are many that like to shorten product names to make them easier to type. But recently a post left me wondering, they put "an SSD", meaning that they would read the acronym letters out loud instead of what it is an acronym for. Whenever I see an acronym such as "MBP", I always read it as "MacBook Pro" rather than reading it as it is typed "MBP". So, how do you read acronyms?
     
  2. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    For me it depends. If it's a unofficial acroym such as MBP, I read it as MacBook Pro, but if it's something like SSD which is official then I'll read it as SSD.
     
  3. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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  4. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    I'm the same way
     
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    It really depends. Whichever one's easier on the tongue. I read MBP as Macbook Pro, and SSD as 'SSD'.

    But then again, when I'm reading, I don't read aloud, so I just know what they mean. :p.
     
  6. AAPLaday Guest

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    Saying MBP in verbal conversation sounds awful. Macbook pro is much better. However for typings sake MBP is fine. :)
     
  7. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Depends:

    MBP= MacBook Pro
    SSD= SSD

    Some things I can remember the name better than the acronym. SMTP is one of them.

    LOL, and I like how that appeared in this thread
     
  8. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Your signature is also funny... Not related to acronyms, but funny still :D
     

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