Whats the word for what HTML is to Hyper Text Markup Language?

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  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Whats the word for what HTML is to Hyper Text Markup Language?

    And its not abbreviation. This is bugging the hell out of me!

    Weird I know, don't ask why!

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  3. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Bingo! :D

    I was thinking everything but Acro. Hehe! :p

    Thanks.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    For a second, when I saw this thread, I couldn't think of it either, whatever word-forgetting disease you have must be transferred through forums.
     
  5. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I've forgot the name of the word forgetting disease but it definitely transmits via forums. Someone once said to me... no wait its gone...!
     
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    I need to get away from the forums then, I have an article to write today.
     
  7. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    HTML is not an acronym, it is an abbreviation. This is a very common misconception. In order to qualify as an acronym, the abbreviaton must form a new, pronouncable word, e.g., RADAR or NATO. Unless you say something like 'ha-tym-all' it is an abbreviation.
     
  8. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Hmm... that is true. What would be a fitting word to go in this paragraph:

    I get quite a few people telling me they like my website and then ask how I created it? Having seen my site they automatically think I'm some kind of web design guru and expect me to answer with a barrage of technical sounding acronyms like HTML, PHP, CSS etc.
     
  9. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    "...and expect me to answer with a barrage of "code words" such as HTML, PHP, CSS etc."

    Probably what I would go with, I like adding a humors feel to my writing. Just a suggestion!
     
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  11. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Just yesterday I was writing something on another forum and I could not for the life of me remember that I wanted to use "versatile". I ended up using "adaptive" instead until I remembered to edit it. :eek: :D
     
  12. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    The humor is already in there. too much and you start sounding crazy! :D I think I'll just go with abbreviations.

    Thanks guys.
     
  13. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    FWIW, I second "jargon." It makes more sense, and works better with the paragraph. :)
     
  14. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Second... No, third jargons.
     
  15. Melrose Suspended

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    that cool acronym fact I never knew... (about spelling out a new word).

    Ya learn something new every day!
     

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