n.— «As they put it, they were just out “tooting” around. They are 200 British officers visiting Fort Leavenworth for three weeks of training. It’s part of a nine-month course the newly promoted majors are put through to increase their capabilities. The “tooting” is an acronym for tactical exercises without troops. The officers were conducting training in and around Holton this week in small groups, working tactical problems of how to move units across the countryside.» —“British officers training in Kansas to build skills, relationships” in Holton, Kansas KHGI-KWNB-TV  (Kearney, Nebraska) Mar. 5, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Shouldn’t it be “tewting,” in order to stick to the acronym?

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