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TWC

noun; acronym; analogy
an Christian winter conference sponsored by the International Campus Crusade for Christ organization
 
TWC is an acronym for Winter Conference, which is an annual conference sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ. Prior to 2009, it has been held at Dallas, Texas, giving it its former name of Dallas Winter Conference. Due to its popularity and wide spread usage, the acronym DWC was formed to allow for an easier and more convenient way to refer to this large conference. However, the upcoming winter conference 2009 changed locations to Fort Worth, Texas. The popular name DWC is no longer applicable to the new Winter Conference 2009. However, because the former name DWC was so wide spread and popular (in the Campus Crusade for Christ circle), there was a desire to maintain the sounds of the name. Thus TWC was coined for The Winter Conference by analogy. The new name retains the sound quality possessed by its previous name, but also removes the initial D for Dallas from the name.
Etymology : TWC is an acronym for Winter Conference. Winter comes from Old English winter 'fourth season of the year.' The Old English word comes from Proto-Germanic wentruz, which is possibly from Proto-Indo-European wed/wod/ud 'wet' or wind 'white.' The noun conference was derived from the Latin verb conferre 'to bring together, compare,' from com 'together' + ferre 'to bear.' Conference was first used in 1555 from the sense of 'taking counsel.'
Source : "Are you going to TWC?" (friend, October 2008)
Last modified: 5 December 2008


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