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Wall Street Journal's Tech-Lingo Goof

A recent story about acronyms and abbreviations (sorry, it’s behind the Journal’s pay-wall, so I won’t link to it) began:

Do your MP3s get tangled in your BVDs? Have you confused an ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) with an ETF (Effluent-Treatment Facility)? Do you ever order a QPC (Quarter Pounder with Cheese) by mistake at KFC?

If so, you might want to check in with Mike Molloy, USAF, Ret. On the World Wide Web, he puts out an exponentially expanding dictionary consulted by bureaucrats, translators, doctors, weapons designers and anyone else who needs help decrypting the wide world’s daily output of acronyms. Its HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is — AF for short.

That last sentence is FoS (Full of, well, you know). It should have said the site’s URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is — a surprising goof from a newspaper that normally covers technology more carefully.

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