Word-Formation: MfG

1. Watch the following clip by the German hip-hop band Die Fantastischen Vier. Which prominent morphological phenomenon is addressed and ridiculed by the band?

(:vips 7374:)

2. What do the following initialisms stand for: USA, BBC, VHS? Write down the full individual terms. If unsure, please consult the OED or any other dictionary. Explain how these initialisms are formed?

Answer 2

3. The examples above are subsumed as initialisms; other abbreviations, e.g. Ufo, NASA, SARS, and Laser are linguistically defined as acronyms. What is the difference between these two types of abbreviations?

Answer 3