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monday, november 17, 1975
Ai any rate, fair guess for
By Theodore M. Bernstein the Initials of or
Another clicne. Among questions asked by Donald K.
Fenstermacher of Collingwood, N.J., is one concerning the
meaning or logic of the phrase at any rate. The words
following this expression, he notes, usually have nothing to
do with speed, time, etc.
The meaning of the phrase is clear to everyone: anyhow,
in any case, at all events. Dictionaries tell you that, but
they do not tell you the expression's origin.
Therefore we shall guess. One meaning of rate is the
amount of a charge. With that as a clue we could deduce
that at any rate means, or once meant, regardless of the
charge, no matter what the cost. At any rate, that seems
like a fair guess.
More acronyms. At the rate which words formed from
ber ostein on v&fds
the initials of organizations or movements are appearing,
there is an overabundance of acronvms. Here are some that
have appeared in the press fairly recently:
PRLME-Productivity Improvement by Managers and
ACRONYM-Allied Citizens Representing Other .New
C.H.IJ.-Community Housing Improvement Program.
COYOTE-Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics.
SCAMP-Senior Citizens Activities and Meals Program.
SWAT-Special Weapons and Tactics.
V.I.T.A.L.-Volunteers to Improve Third Avenue and
To which we might add: APPALLING -Acronym Pro
duction, Particularly At Lavish Level, Is No Good,
(e) 1975 Theodora M. Bwnstain
ANTHONY AND JOSEPH
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