Sarbanes-Oxley Abbreviations and Misspellings

Abbreviations for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

With 23 characters and 11 syllables, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is an excellent example of why abbreviations are used.

Here are the most common abbreviations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act used by the media, consulting firms, industry experts, and corporate executives:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Sarbox (SarBox, SarbOx)
  • SOX
  • SOA
  • S-O

Misspellings of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Misspellings and mispronunciations of Sarbanes-Oxley range from common to bizarre. Here are the most popular errors:

  • Sabane-Oxley
  • Sarbaine-Oxley
  • Sarbaines-Oxley
  • Sarbane-Oaxley
  • Sarbane-Oxly
  • Sarbane-Oxley
  • Sarbanesoxley
  • Sarbanes-Oakley
  • Sarbanes-Oaxley
  • Sarbanne-Oxley
  • Sarbannes-Oxley
  • Sorbane-Oxley

Wouldn’t it have been a better idea to call it the Corporate Accountability Act of 2002?

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