One of the best sites for legal writing is Bryan Garner’s blog at www.lawprose.org. Since joining his email list, I’ve learned much interesting language information. For example, Garner’s LawProse Lesson #123 addresses forego vs. forgo (the former means “to go before; to precede in time or place” while the latter means “to do without; to pass up voluntarily; waive; renounce.”) I’ve also learned that “[t]here are two types of abbreviations: acronyms and initialisms. An acronym is made from the first letters or parts of a compound term. It’s read or spoken as a single word (e.g., awol, radar, NASA). An initialism is also made from the first letters or parts of a compound term, but it’s sounded letter by letter (e.g., ATM, SUV, NBA).” (Lesson #132 – in which Garner explains the right way to use articles before abbreviations).