>acronyms are capitalized so as to discriminate from *real words

And do we need all these new acronyms? I was merely pointing out that some ways of using language are every bit as irritating to some people (like me) as language which aims to remove gender issues is to others (like you).

It is so good that we have a forum like this to share our irritations.

I'm just off to kick the cat.
(It's OK animal lovers, I haven't got a cat)