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Mention structure query language in the intro.

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@@ -60,11 +60,13 @@ \subsection*{About This Book}
\subsection*{What Is SQL?}
-I pronounce SQL "sequel" but you can also say "ESS-QUEUE-ELL" if you want. What SQL
-does is give you a language for interacting with data in a database. It's advantage
-though is that it closely matches a theory established many years ago defining properties
-of well structured data. It's not exactly the same (which some detractors lament) but
-it's close enough to be useful.
+I pronounce SQL "sequel" but you can also say "ESS-QUEUE-ELL" if you want. SQL
+also stands for Structured Query Language but by now nobody even cares about
+that since that was just a marketing ploy anyway. What SQL does is give you a
+language for interacting with data in a database. It's advantage though is
+that it closely matches a theory established many years ago defining properties
+of well structured data. It's not exactly the same (which some detractors
+lament) but it's close enough to be useful.
How SQL works is it understands fields that are in tables, and how to find the
data in the tables based on the contents of the fields. All SQL operations are
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