There's a word for this but I don't know what it is. It's when you put letters together and, when pronounced, have the same results as an actual word. For example:
xtc = ecstasy
xs = excess

Some call this acrostics but I don't think that's correct. Acrostics is when you have letters at the beginning of a group of words or sentences that spell out something that pertains to those words or sentences. Like this:
South (the first letters in the words spell out "NEWS")

So, anyone know what that word is?
(note, this is not a riddle, I genuinely would like to know!)

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I do not know this word. I look forward to learning it. Thank you for asking the question.

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And I don't know what it's called either!
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I think that's closer to words that come from a letter instead of several letters making up a word.



but you still get what I mean!

come on, English gurus. what is it?
don't make me send a blind letter to the folks at Oxford!
M R ducks
M R not
M R too
C M wangs
M R ducks!
Logogram? Grammalogue? Phonogram?

Oxford's got nothing on us-- we're ubiquitous!

PS: ABCD goldfish? LMNO goldfish. OSMR goldfish-- C?
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I searched for it a lot too, all in vain! Unfortunately, it's none of the ones you mentioned Mister Micawber!

The definition of a phonogram is: A letter or a set combination of letters that represents one or more single 'voiced' sounds in a given word.

log·o·gram ( lô ' g?-gram ' , log ' ?- ) n. A written symbol representing an entire spoken word without expressing its pronunciation

(gr?m"m&adot;*l&obreve;g), n. [Gr. gra`mma letter + lo`gos word. Cf. Logogram.] (Phonography) Literally, a letter word; a word represented by a logogram; as, it, represented by |, that is, t. Pitman.
Wow! I didn't think it would be this tough!

But I figure we're very close to the answer here.

Grammalogue is a shorthand that refers to something, like the copyright sign or the ampersandEmotion: dogwhich refers to the word "and."

Logogram is a sign or character that represents a word or idea. Like the red octagon represents the Stop sign in traffic control.

A Phonogram has 3 meanings: either it's a graphic curve that depicts the duration of a sound (like the 440 sine wave of the note A on a keyboard [below middle C]) OR it's a written character or symbol that represents a spoken sound (like with hieroglyphics), OR it could be a telegram that the sender dictates over the phone--something that we quit doing in the 60's!

hmm...this is one of those situations where the more dead ends I come to, the more I want to know!

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