Re: acronyms

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From: Hank Kohl (k8dd@sun.tir.com)
Date: Fri Mar 22 1996 - 01:16:54 EST


At , you wrote:
>I'm all ears for some more industry mla's (multi letter acronyms).
>Ref: RF connectors
> 1. SMA
> 2. BNC
> 3. TNC
> 4. N
>
>72,
>Kaye KD8EK
>
>
>
Ah, but MLA's are subdivided into two classes:
        TLA's and FLA's.
Haven't seen any acronyms pertaining to acronyms other than those two.

A TLA is a TLA for a TLA *
An FLA is a TLA for a FLA **

Confused? Well in an attempt to KISS, we got FUBAR in BFE (SU1), but we did
it ASAP for the VIP on the QRP-L.

Confused? Well when you have multi TLA's mixed with some FLA's....Well,
DILLIGAS! And if this is all too confusing - BOHICA.

Confused? And we haven't gotten to things like TCP, RIP, SAP, NLM, VAP,
NCP, NDS, NLSP, OSPF, IGRP, RTMP, IPX, SPX, LAN, WAN, MAN, ARPA, HDLC, SDLC,
SLIP,
PPP, MPR, RSUP, VLXM, EIGRP, MAC, LLC, FTP, TFTP, RJE, SMTP, SNMP, RLP, NTP,
Didn't know I knew that many TLA's and FLA's.

The first five who can identify the MLA's in the last three paragraphs will be
eligible for a free beverage at the hospitality sweet at Days Inn South
Thursday or Friday night Dayton weekend. Extra credit for defining vendor
specific MLA's. e-mail me direct. Posting your answers to the list will be
an automatic negative extra credit.

Literal translation:

* A TLA is a Three Letter Acronym for a Three Letter Acronym
** A FLA is a Three Letter Acronym for a Four Letter Acronym

Confused? Me too!

73 Hank

*/ Hank Kohl K8DD k8dd@tir.com
*/ MI-QRP QRP-ARCI G-QRP NorCal
*/ ARRL/LM QCWA/LM QCAO/LM


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