Monday, May 16, 2005

CCCC?

I may be more than averagely dense, but the American LOVE of abbreviations sometimes drive me nuts. Or can somebody in a quick and simple manner tell me what the CCCC stands for in these conventions?

Update: I found it - Conference on College Composition and Communication. Took me at least 15 minutes to track down.

12 comments:

Corvus said...

Well, it's either "Conference on College Composition and Communication" or the "Cookie Cutters Collectors Club."

Torill said...

Thanks Corvuse :) I assume the last one, since I have some really neat cookie cutters I'd like to show off.

Corvus said...

I love a good acronym as much as the next ABC (American Barbarian Consumer), but it is nice when they make it a little easier to track down the meaning, isn't it?

*kniw*

room217 said...

...og så til noe litt annet: Jeg heter også T.E.Mortensen! Tror du kanskje at vi er noen slags positiv/negativ bisarroversjoner av hverandre!? Og er du med meg på tanken om at muligheten absolutt er til stede for at det ganske kosmos ville opphøre i en voldsom implosjon dersom vi skulle komme for nær hverandre? -Dersom du også er venstrehendt slik som meg, kommer jeg til å riste av ren frykt..!?

Torill said...

Ta det helt med ro. Universet overlevde to Torill Mortensen i samme bygd, det kommer nok også til å tåle to T. E. Mortensen. Og jeg er heller ikke venstrehendt. Det utelukker selvsagt ikke at en av oss kan være en Bizarroversjon.

Mike @ Vitia said...

Hmm. So does your interest mean we might see you in Chicago next year? (He said, hopefully.)

Torill said...

Well, Dennis managed to manouver me elegantly into his masterplan for a panel in Chicago, so if the panel is accepted and I manage to get funding for the trip, yes, Chicago next. But this post was due to an article I am writing on weblog literacies, to be published in January 2006, in a handbook on new media literacy. Needed an example of the venue for edu-bloggers in regular conferences :)

Nektanebo said...

why do you think it is crazy to made acronyms?! In my opinion they are very useful. because in our rapidly evolving world with this large amount of information we are really in need to shorten phrases!to make our communications more easily.....Just Imagine You are sending a S.M.S(it is an acronym either:D).isn't it easier to type CCCCC ?!

Torill said...

Acronyms are not useful at all when you don't understand what they mean. Sometimes you need a little redundancy to communicate, and this is one of those cases where a little more time spent on the sender side would have saved a LOT of time on the receiver side.

Nektanebo said...

Acronyms are somehow professional words.each group of them is used in a different field!for example An ordinary person is not going to understand medical terminology!but does it mean medical words are useless and must be omitted ?!of course not!CCCC for a special group and specific audiences is not only a useful word but also a word full of meanings.and it really doesn't matter an outsider can understand it or not!!!

Mike @ Vitia said...

Dennis Jerz and Torill Mortensen presenting together? I am so there.

Torill said...

Show up mike, and it will turn into an intellectual blog-jam to echo through cyberspace!