Talk:Mutt

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I put the dog definition back at the top. Sorry mav, but this is the more common meaning to non-computer people. Wikipedia readers are probably mostly computer geeks like us but maybe this will change someday ;-) Merphant

No biggie. --mav

mutt as in "of mixed descent"[edit]

Why is the term "mutt" (A person of mixed racial descent) not in Wikipedia, as it is in urban dictionary? "Slang" doesn't belong here? I think the labelling as "derogatory" depends on the viewpoint and is PC. --Philipp Grunwald (talk) 15:53, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Bolding for Acronyms[edit]

Pace @Bkonrad:, I think using bolding is the quickest, neatest way to indicate the source of an acronym. Anmccaff (talk) 00:37, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Personal preference aside, it's not supported by WP:MOSDAB or any other section of WP:MOS that I'm aware of. olderwiser 00:44, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Certainly supported by precedent. From Acronym:

*Pronounced as a word, containing only initial letters

    • NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • Scuba: self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
    • Laser: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
    • GIF: Graphics Interchange Format
  • Pronounced as a word, containing non-initial letters
    • Amphetamine: alpha-methylphenethylamine
    • Gestapo: Geheime Staatspolizei ('secret state police')

**Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization

    • Nabisco: National Biscuit Company
  • Pronounced as a string of letters, containing non-initial letters
    • PMN: polymorphonuclear leukocytes
    • OCA: oculocutaneous albinism
    • PCM: paracoccidioidomycosis
  • Pronounced as a word, containing a mixture of initial and non-initial letters
    • AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
    • Necco: New England Confectionery Company
    • Radar: radio detection and ranging
There are numerous other examples, by the look of it. Anmccaff (talk) 01:33, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Those are examples of acronyms in the MOS, not guidance on how to present the derivation of the term using bolding. Very few of the articles use such bolding. In this case, the initialism is self-evident and requires no emphasis. olderwiser 01:38, 22 September 2016 (UTC)