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    #1

    re: The 250 most useful British abbreviations, a question

    Another useful contribution from Mr Case. I would not dream of quarelling with any of it, but I am a little bemused by no. 150:
    mph miles per hour (still used, despite decimalisation
    Living in 'abroad', I was not aware that either distance or time had been decimalised already.

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    #2

    Re: The 250 most useful British abbreviations, a question

    Ahh, yes, you have a point. Will alert Mr C.

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    #3

    Re: The 250 most useful British abbreviations, a question

    Not the best way of putting it, but it was an attempt to explain why I put mph in the list despite it being one of the few that is just as common in the USA. Obviously should have written "metric". I've always wondered why with all the changes to the metric system distance remained unchanged.

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    #4

    Re: The 250 most useful British abbreviations, a question

    Quote Originally Posted by old gobbo View Post
    Living in 'abroad',
    Note the above. We simply "live abroad", not "in abroad".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: The 250 most useful British abbreviations, a question

    I think in abroad was jocular, and relevant given the decimalisation/metric issue. Anyway, it made me smile.

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    #6

    Re: The 250 most useful British abbreviations, a question

    You're right. Apologies. In my haste, I didn't notice the OP's profile or the quotation marks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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