• Help wanted from the American contingent here. In the pub quiz last night, we got the question "The American term "prom" (meaning a high school dance) - what is it an abbreviation for?" We put "promenade", but the answer was given as "promotion". So who' ...
  • Hello, I am unsure whether to use a "the" before an abbreviation. I heard about a rule, that an the article should be placed before initialisms (the USA decided..., the STL provides template functions...), but not before acronyms (NASA reported..., ...
  • I haven't seen any specific treatment of how to punctuate the following under Oxford style rules: The list included the item "string, cord, etc." but there was no mention of rope. One punctuation rule says a clause starting with "but" should usually ...
  • Hi, I'd appreciate any clues to finding an English word abbreviation of latin "i.a." ("inter alia"), equivalent to e.g. German "u.A." ("unter Anderem"). Google gave too much and too little. Is there such an abbreviation as "aot." for "amongEmotion: storm other ...
  • Hello alt.usage.english users, I have come across the problem several times, that I need to lookup some abbreviation. What I do is punch it in groups.goolge and I usually find a nice definition. Does there exist a list or DB of abbreviations ...
  • While boning up on my Latin phrases recently, I noticed the abbreviation "Q.E.D." (quod erat demonstrandum), is literally translated into English as "which was to be demonstrated". So (assuming the verb/verb phrase in "which was to be demonstrated" ...
  • Does anyone have a glossary of abbreviations I keep seeing in book footnotes? I know Ibid. means "in the same place". What is q.v. ? What is cf. ? What others are there? Thank you for your time. Mike Lepore in New York email lepore delete the 5 at ...
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    On a birh certificate could the abbreviation DO stand for obstetrician?
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    China was once a lexical-oriented country, after a few decades in the mid-twentieth centuary, we turn to the other pole, somehow disregard our traditional culture. For instance, as Chinese has no alphabet, we use homonyms in lieu of abbreviations ...
  • Last Revised 2003-08-05 (5 August 2003) * = recently revised ~~ Contents of Intro B: Useful Web Sites for AUE Participants ~~ - Where to find previous postings - Where to learn about ASCII IPA - Learning English as a Foreign Language - Audio Archives - Word ...
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