This was discussed very briefly when the second Hobbit film's new title was announced. The Desolation of Smaug 's initials used on the web could include the "The" in front as in TTT, or without it as in FOTR and ROTK. Forum Admin dernwyn humorously pointed out that ' "dos" is spanish for "two".' Which is quite a funny coincidence considering that this is the second film!
Simply because that's faster to writte and everyone's on the boards going to know what this mean. I should also point out that it is the same with: LOTR. Which spell Lord of The Ring even though the full title is actually The Lord Of The Rings. I guess the fans get used not to say 'The' for speed and convevience of writting. Not much people are for: TLOTR.
(This post was edited by sam90 on Sep 5 2012, 11:04pm)
TDOS because of the computer geek thing. It's still a bad acronym because "DOS" is still in it. But the title is a great title and you have to be true to titles with acronyms. LOTR and ROTK violate the rule, but TTT does not. We need one more that includes the "The" in the acronym to balance it.