Acronyms have always been an integral part of computer culture, and they have since spawned a new language on the Internet. Commonly thought of as a series of letters that make up a 'word' there is a distinction between acronyms and shorthand. Online enthusiasts are learning that shorthand are in fact called acronyms, but this is incorrect. The difference between acronyms and shorthand is that with acronyms, you pronounce the letters as a new word for example, 'FUBAR' is pronounced 'foo-bar' and 'RADAR' is pronounced 'ray-dar'. In contrast, shorthand pronunciations are like an initialism a set of initials in which you say the letters one-by-one for example, 'ESP' is an initialism for 'extra sensory perception' whereas 'esp.
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Race and sexuality
Race and sexuality is how race and human sexuality interact. After the abolition of slavery in , white Americans showed an increasing fear of racial mixture. There was a widely held belief that uncontrollable lust threatens the purity of the nation. This increased white anxiety about interracial sex, and has been described through Montesquieu 's climatic theory in his book the Spirit of the Laws , which explains how people from different climates have different temperaments, "The inhabitants of warm countries are, like old men, timorous; the people in cold countries are, like young men, brave.
The broader sense of acronym inclusive of terms pronounced as the individual letters such as " TNT " is sometimes criticized, but it is the term's original meaning  and is in common use. The word acronym is formed from the Greek roots acr- , meaning "height, summit, or tip" and -onym , meaning "name". Whereas an abbreviation may be any type of shortened form, such as words with the middle omitted for example, Rd for Road or Dr for Doctor or the end truncated as in Prof. However, this is a loose rule-of-thumb definition, as some acronyms are built in part from the first letters of word components morphemes , as in the i and d in immuno-deficiency , or using a letter from the middle or end of a word, or from only a few key words in a long phrase or name, as illustrated in some examples below.