[Scribus] short words
Fri Dec 24 00:21:47 CET 2004
On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 12:48:34 -0800
<bart at solozone.com> wrote:
> bart at solozone.com writes
> ;;Here is alist of frequent short words in American
> ;usage. Note the US but not UK usage uses dots (periods, 'full stops'.)
> ;I do not know British Air rank abbrs. Actual US militry usage internally
> ;is, e. g. "MGEN Brasshat." They put this on the entrances to their bases
> ;also on their official lists. There are many enlisted ranks.
> ; Consult also CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE 14th ed. Ch. 14, p. 459ff.
> ; query: what about TRAILING honorifics e.g., "Prof. John Q. Smith, Jnr., M.D., F.R.S.,
> ;F.R.C.P." and such like?
> S. Sgt.
> M. Sgt.
> 1st. Lt.
> 2nd. Lt.
> Lt. Col.
> Brig. Gen.
> Maj. Gen.
> Lt. Gen.
> Lt. (jg)
> Lt. Cmdr.
> R. Adm.
> V. Adm.
> Asst. Secy.
> Sup. ;"Supervisor of USA City or County"
> Supv. ; do. [="ditto"]
> Lt. Gov.
> Asst. Prof.
> Assoc. Prof.
> Abp. ; Archbishop (R. C .C usage)
> Card. ; Cardinal (inverted usage e.g., "F[rancis]. Card. Spellman, Abp., N. Y., 1946-")
Thanks for the reference, you may wish to look at
You will see the format there and add your own (above) definitions
You might even like to start a new language, American. Then we wont have "English" wars
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