[Talk-us] Abbreviation Police
baloo at ursamundi.org
Sat Aug 7 20:55:24 BST 2010
On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 15:37:33 -0600, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> Or do people here really think everything should be expand to the
Abbreviations are bad because they can't be easily automatically
expanded. However, it's easy to abbreviate in a renderer when you know
what the full word is. Classic example: Abbreviate the word "Street."
Ok, now expand the abbreviation "St."
> Really, would anyone say: "United States Highway 29". Rather than "U S
> Highway 29" or more likely just "U S 29".
Everybody calls Martin Luther King, Junior Boulevard "MLK" or "Milk
Junior", but that doesn't stop the name from being the long-form.
> At least "1st" hasn't been expand to "First", etc. But just wait...
Ordinal numbers are not abbreviations.
More information about the Talk-us