Abbreviation postings

abbreviation postings

not here: truncations of complex expressions, passing mentions of specific abbreviations

GP, 5/24/04: KiloGhits and MegaGhits: measuring web frequency:
proposed abbreviations for web searches

PR, 5/24/04: Ghits – and Whits?:
proposed abbreviations for web searches

GP, 5/25/04: Webhits on Google per gigapage: A replacement proposal:
ordinary abbreviations: for physical units; proposed abbreviations for web searches

ML, 4/30/05: Ambiguity:
alphabetic abbreviations: interpreting them in context

ML, 6/25/05: The ships, it shuts everything up:
clippings of initial material (“back-end abbreviations”)

ML, 6/27/05: Bizzerk:
clippings of initial material (“back-end abbreviations”)

BZ, 12/30/05: From Nabisco to NaNoWriMo:
alphabetic abbreviations: blend acronyms

GP, 1/13/06: No tattoed acronym:
alphabetic abbreviations: terminology

GP, 1/19/06: A prescriptivist rant? Get a clue:
alphabetic abbreviations: terminology

GP, 6/28/06: There’s no battle, Morgan!:
not clippings: till, though

ML, 8/21/06: Term for shifting plural s to the end of initialisms and acronyms?:
alphabetic abbreviations: plurals

GP, 8/21/06: No plural shifting term:
alphabetic abbreviations: plurals

AZ, 9/3/06: University name bulletins:
alphabetic abbreviations in university names

AZ, 9/5/06: The the in The Ohio State University:
with note on the abbreviation tOSU

AZ, 9/7/06: Orphan initialisms:

AZ, 9/9/06: Abbreviatory oddities:
alphabetic abbreviations: orphan abbreviations

ML, 10/20/06: Annals of self-censorship: Avoiding the F-letter:
alphabetic abbreviations: taboo avoidance within them

ML, 4/8/07: Hed, dek, lede, graf, tk: Live with it:
assorted newsroom abbreviations

ML, 8/3/07: Wev:
clipping wev ‘whatever’

AZ, 8/25/07: Another year of taboo avoidance:
avoidance of effing

AZ, 9/17/07: (an)arthrous abbreviations:
alphabetic abbreviations: arthrousness, initialisms vs. acronyms

☛ GP, 1/25/08: Lower-cased initialisms:
alphabetic abbreviations: upper/lower case in acronyms

BZ, 9/18/08: Shattering the illusions of texting:
abbreviations (of many types) in, or not in, texting

☛ AZ, 10/30/08: Periods:
alphabetic abbreviations: periods

GP, 11/17/08: The WAGs back home:
WAGs ‘wives and girlfriends’

ML, 12/28/08: Filled pauses and faked audio:
[in AMZ comment] upper case in acronyms

GP, 2/5/09: Pakigate, Sootygate, Gollygate:

BZ, 3/20/09: Oh no, it’s ngmoco:):
alphabetic abbreviations: acronym-initialism hybrid

GP, 5/16/09: Egg blast:
[in comments] various clippings

5/18/19: Hybrid initial-letter abbreviations:
alphabetic abbreviations: acronym-initialism hybrids

5/19/09: Coerced acronyms:
alphabetic abbreviations: acronyms

BZ, : 6/23/09: The first proposal for “Ms.” (1901):
ordinary abbreviations: periods

7/4/09: Periods and type size:
alphabetic abbreviations: periods

ML, 7/24/09: Write like me?:
[in comments] vs., vs, v., v

GP, 7/31/09: Coming August 7:
ordinary abbreviations: periods

ML, 8/3/09: Do not leave if you can help:
codes [in telegraphs]

AZ, 8/4/09: Unidiomatic:
clippings [mollymooly comment on clippings with –s: maths, turps, meths]

8/29/09: Inventory of postings on abbreviation:

9/1/09: Acronyms:

9/20/09: More initialism complexities:
eye initalisms, regular initialisms, orphan initialisms

2/12/10: Acronym fun:

10/18/12: For short:
clipping, initialism, acronym

3/24/13: Cyanide and Happiness roundup:
LOL treated as acronym

4/16/13: Initialistic ambiguity:

5/1/13: Acronym of the week:
acronym Visconti

8/24/14: An orphan initialism:
YMCA as orphan initialism

10/26/14: On the orphan initialism front:
PFLAG as orphan initialism

7/2/15: Initialisms, raunchy and not:
BJ for Beijing, blowjob, names

8/6/15: Coordinate initialisms:
initialisms of the form x&y

8/23/15: Kraken! And GEICO!:
the acronym GEICO

9/21/15: Amber 2:
the backronym AMBER alert and the (carefully devised) acronym (Navy) SEALs, both all-caps

2/22/16: The pronoun strip:
clipping pro for professional or prostitute

5/25/16: Ballad of beef:
three-letter country abbreviations (USA, CAN, GBR, AUS)

5/28/16: The snail days of summer:
clipping ‘za for pizza

6/12/16: Rainbows and b8r bait:
clippings bate and bator

7/9/16: Two cat cartoons:
#1 with Cat for Caterpillar machine

11/13/16: Lukas is back!:
truncation: vegan leather > vegan

12/9/16: NPO:
medical abbreviations

12/23/16: and the horse you rode in on:
euphemistic abbreviation

12/23/16: Mac Daddy Santa:
mackeral ‘pimp’ > mack, mac

1/1/17: Morning names for the new year:
nickname Ozzy / Ozzie

3/2/17: Annals of p.r. pitches:
initialism SEO

3/27/17: JoBroButts, Hills Bros. coffee, and gaybros:
acronymic “blend” JoBro; Bros. for Brothers

4/17/17: Chub and chums in the morning
chubby> > chub

4/25/17: You can call me Al:
names of the form /mIni Cæl/: acronyms, clippings, nicknames

7/25/17: From Tex-Mex to naked rugby:
abbreviation in Spanish nicknames (and English too)

8/30/17: Reduced questions:
NP reduced questions

9/1/17: BBC for Labor Day:
the initialism BBC, in various senses

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