Famous acronyms you should definitely know the meaning of

You use acronyms all the time, but do you always know you're using them?

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15/05/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE English language

We sometimes have a lot to say, but little time to say it. This is when acronyms come in for both formal and informal writing (and even speech). So what exactly are acronyms? Well, they're new words you create when you use the first letters of each word in a phrase or a list. Combining these letters you get a pronounceable word that other readers and listeners understand. Acronyms are shorthand abbreviations that, over time, become part of everyday language.

You've probably seen some of these mixed in with common English texting abbreviations. But what exactly do you mean? Find out by clicking through the following gallery.

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