Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Wed Jul 30 23:35:00 GMT 2008

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) wrote on 31 July 2008 00:06:

>   - Note: NIAID is an acronym for the National Institute of Allergy and
> Infectious Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health).  Note
> that the article and prepositions were not included.  People who work
> here usually spell it out but often enough pronounce it as a word.  What
> we struggle with is whether to use the definite article with the acronym.
> Is it "NIAID is a component of NIH" or "The NIAID is a component of the
> NIH"?      

  Surely Sir Knee-Aid was one of the Knights who say 'NIH'?

... Sorry, I'll get my coa- <giant foot^Whippo descends from sky and
squashes DaveK>

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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