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    Re: Common Acronyms

    I am not pushing for these, merely putting them forward for consideration:

    AusE, CanE, IndE, NZE, IPA, ALD, OALD, COD, OED, LPD (Longman Pronunciation Dictionary).

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    #12

    Re: Common Acronyms

    MW and AHD would be nice too. I'm not sure about COCA, COHA, BNC--maybe they need an automatic link too?
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 04-Feb-2011 at 18:56. Reason: BNU was a typo for BNC

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    #13

    Re: Common Acronyms

    The software only allows for an expansion of abbreviations as far as I know. Will get busy with the suggestions when I have answered a few posts. Thanks.

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    I have had to cheat a bit with things like the ALD as it won't allow apostrophes as they are read as part of the code. If any start producing weird results I will take them out- I left COD out as it might cause confusion with the fish.

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I have had to cheat a bit with things like the ALD as it won't allow apostrophes as they are read as part of the code. If any start producing weird results I will take them out- I left COD out as it might cause confusion with the fish.
    "COD" is also an acronym for Cash on Delivery!
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    #16

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    Good point- all the more reason for leaving it out.

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    #17

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    RP could be added unless it someone sees a potential ambiguity.

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    #18

    Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I left COD out as it might cause confusion with the fish.
    I don't really think that there is much possibility of confusion with fish, or Cash on Delivery, in this forum.

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I don't really think that there is much possibility of confusion with fish, or Cash on Delivery, in this forum.
    In fact there's no chance of any confusion if the full, non-abbreviated version appears in an adjacent balloon!

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    #20

    Re: Common Acronyms

    What's happened to the dotted underlining? It appears not to be there any more. I thought it was very helpful.

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