The Acronymous Society

July 1961
Time;7/28/1961, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p41
The article presents a variety of acronyms used for societies, companies, organizations, and institutions in the U.S. It details on how it is derived and integrated to project meaning to the acronyms. It includes ACTION which stands for American Council to Improve Our Neighborhoods, WAIF for Women's Adoption International Fund, Anzac for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. Other examples are Alcoa for Aluminum Co. of America.,Nazi for National-Sozialist, and AWOL for absence without leave.


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