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The directive came to all staff: ‘The BME conference is a staff benefit and we expect you to support it and, if appropriate, attend.’ My friend’s mum, an NHS professional, scratched her head. “What can it mean, Sue?” Sue was stumped too. “British Medical… Employees?” Even the NHS’s own staff, well-practised in the art of […]more
Everyone knows what an acronym is – an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word, like ‘NASA’ or ‘NATO’ – but not all know what a ‘backronym’ is. While acronyms are formed from phrases or names that exist beforehand, a backronym is an acronym deliberately created to suit […]more