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In the pages of VERBATIM have appeared comments on acronyms: the word acronymania appears in "Prep School Slanguage," by Richard Lederer
The recent spate of acronymania and do not write that as acronymphomania can be combated only by resolute ridicule.
We rarely know who invented any acronym, but in this case we probably do: a writer named Niamh Bugler is credited with having invented the term in 2004, two years before it started to swamp the media in England's doomed football World Cup campaign of 2006, in a process that one dictionary calls acronymania.
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