If we define MA to be MetaAcronym then it probably is too....
In what way is onomatopoeic 'meta'?
''No, no, no - the sense of Meta, such that Meta:linguistics::Onomatopoeic:aural-stuff'.
I have no idea what that means. Try expressing yourself in more than one line?
Meta here is being used in the sense of a word, concept or thing that describes itself, much in the same way that Onomatopoeic? is used to describe a word, concept or thing that sounds like itself.
All words sound like themselves. 'Onomatopoeic' means a words which sounds like the thing it represents, not 'itself'.
(PeterTaylor) Webster's: 1. A prefix meaning between, with, after, behind, over, about, reversely; as, metachronism, the error of placing after the correct time; metaphor, lit., a carrying over; metathesis, a placing reversely.
So a meta-acronym would be an adjective which describes acronyms, and wouldn't itself have to be an acronym.
So, you're saying that a MetaAcronym doesn't have to be an acronym...?
I thought that was the point. In that, say, SING isn't actually an acronym for anything, but it looks like it should be. As opposed to SIACSRA (SIACSRA is a clumsy SelfRecursive Acronym)