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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Slight glitch... it's back... :)
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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5 View Post
    Slight glitch... it's back... :)
    Will RP be added? The idea seems to have the support of three members and no one has given a reason for not adding it.

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    That's a question for the Editor. Tdol...?
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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Will RP be added? The idea seems to have the support of three members and no one has given a reason for not adding it.
    Where?

    I have added it.

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    Re: Common Acronyms

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    Where?
    On the previous page.

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Many thanks!

    I've never noticed "RP" and wouldn't have had a clue what it meant without it being included in the acronyms.

    I'm afraid that I haven't, in the past, personally used "received" in this context. I might have used "perceived" in a similar situation, but there's a subtle difference in nuances between the two.

    The Free Dictionary, particularly the Thesaurus section, has a very good definition of "received" in this context.
    received - definition of received by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. :

    Adj:
    received - conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)

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    PS There may also be a subtle nuance difference between BrE and KE!

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    I just used "PM" in a post and thought this one could be added too. I'm not sure if it's not going to cause problems though. Prime Ministers may have trouble introducing themselves to us.

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Maybe, but it does run a direct risk of ambiguity, like COD.

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Have now.

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