Why the discrepancy with the meaning of the acronym EXIF?

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  1. NJMAN

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    Hey there,

    Why the discrepancy with the meaning of the acronym EXIF? Either it is "Exchangeable Image File" or "Extended Interchange Format". I have seen it documented both ways from different photography reference sources. Which is correct, and what is the difference?
     
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    I don't know why the discrepency. Some people think ECM records stands for East Coast Music, when in fact it means Editions of Contemporary Music.

    Who knows?! :p

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EXIF
     
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    It's like DVDs, too. I've heard people call them both "Digital Video Discs" and "Digital Versatile Discs." I guess a lot of abbreviations have different interpreted meanings.
     
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    No one, repeat, no one, ever, has had a problem with the meaning of IRS, especially when April 15th makes it's annual appearance.
     
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    You mean Internal Rear Suspension? What, are they supposed to wear out at a certain time of the year or something?

    ;-) :lol:
     
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    Unimax; I stand corrected!
     

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