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By Graham King

ISBN-10: 0007400950

ISBN-13: 9780007400959

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    Smersh Snafu and beyond What’s going to happen to SOS? T Truncated Words U UIAA et al UK Postcodes UN – The United Nations Family V The Versatile W X Y Z Zip Graham King (1930–1999) The AAA (Abolition of Acronymlc Abominations) Keep Reading Copyright About the Publisher Introduction Perhaps without our realising it, abbreviations and their smart cousins, acronyms, have become essential elements in our language and lives. Unthinkingly, we use dozens, perhaps hundreds of them every day: BBC, BO, DJ, DIY, PDQ, M&S … ft, ins, lbs, ozs, kilos.

    To Muslims, Pakistan means ‘holy land’. SCROD is a fish on many restaurant menus, especially in the US. Know-alls have long insisted that it is not a species of fish but an acronym of Special Catch Received On Dock; that is, the miscellaneous haul of the day, whatever it is. In fact scrod is a young Atlantic cod or haddock and its name derives from the practice of splitting it upon landing ready for cooking (from the Dutch schrode, to strip). An intriguing myth surrounds the ENOLA GAY, the name of the aircraft that dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on 6 August, 1945.

    But there are hundreds more, those on the fringes of our lives that we see or use only occasionally, that we’re not too sure about. Explaining the meaning of these seemingly unintelligible cutdowns is the real purpose of Collins Wordpower: Concise Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms, and several thousand of them are listed here, mainly those that might cross the paths of the average citizen. There are an estimated half a million abbreviations presently at large around the globe, so it might seem that this collection is but a drop in the linguistic ocean.

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