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  • SM is an abbreviation of both stock market and sadomasochism-- and there are those who think they are one and the same.

  • Know the official post office abbreviations for all 50 states without having to consult a list.

  • R.I.P. A careless abbreviation of "requiescat in pace", attesting to indolent goodwill to the dead. According to the learned Dr. Drigge, however, the letters originally meant nothing more than "reductus in pulvis".

    Learning   Drs   Pace  
    Ambrose Bierce (2011). “Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs”, p.783, Library of America
  • Law Number IX: Acronyms and abbreviations should be used to the maximum extent possible to make trivial ideas profound ... Q.E.D.

    Numbers   Law   Ideas  
  • What modern technology has done has afforded us the luxury of abbreviation and being concise with time, I think. Things that it would take you a week to do can now be done in a day, which is absolutely awesome because you can concentrate on the bigger picture.

  • DNA is an abbreviation for deoxyribonucleicantidisestablishmentarianism, a complex string of syllables.

    Dave Barry (2009). “Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus”, p.146, Ballantine Books
  • The name Alaska is probably an abbreviation of Unalaska, derived from the original Aleut word agunalaksh, which means "the shores where the sea breaks its back." The war between water and land is never-ending. Waves shatter themselves in spent fury against the rocky bulwarks of the coast; giant tides eat away the sand beaches and alter the entire contour of an island overnight; williwaw winds pour down the side of a volcano like snow sliding off a roof, building to a hundred-mile velocity in a matter of minutes and churning the ocean into a maelstrom where the stoutest vessels founder.

    Beach   War   Ocean  
    Corey Ford (2003). “Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story - Georg Steller & the Russian Exploration of AK”, p.11, Graphic Arts Books
  • The abbreviations (e.g. NATO, UN, USSR - E.W.) denote that and only that which is institutionalized in such a way that the transcending connotation is cut off. The meaning is fixed, doctored, loaded. Once it has become an official vocable, constantly repeated in general usage, "sanctioned" by the intellectuals, it has lost all cognitive value and serves merely for recognition of an unquestionable fact.

  • A pun, though despicable in itself, can be the noblest vehicle of an artistic intention by serving as the abbreviation of a wittyview. It can be a social criticism in the form of an epigram.

  • A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • NOT everyone in this world has the fate to cherish the fullest form of love. some are born ,just to experience the abbreviation of it.

    Ravinder Singh (2018). “I Too Had a Love Story”, p.9, Penguin UK
  • Natural Selection is not Evolution. Yet, ever since the two words have been in common use, the theory of Natural Selection has been employed as a convenient abbreviation for the theory of Evolution by means of Natural Selection, put forward by Darwin and Wallace. This has had the unfortunate consequence that the theory of Natural Selection itself has scarcely ever, if ever, received separate consideration.

  • Today when two people decide upon a thoughtless and precipitate abbreviation of the physical space between them, they think, at least at that moment, that they're mutually attracted and drawn together by an overwhelming force.

    Sex   Thinking   Space  
    Wislawa Szymborska (2015). “Nonrequired Reading: Prose Pieces”, p.155, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • "Yog" is an abbreviation - my real name is Yorgos, which is Greek for George.

    Real   Names   Greek  
  • The proper ending for any story about people it seems to me, since life is now a polymer in which the Earth is wrapped so tightly, should be the same abbreviation, which I now write large because I feel like it, which is this one: ETC.

  • When people complain of the decay of manners they have in mind not the impudent abbreviations of the crowd, but the decline in bowing and scraping and in speaking of one's employer as "the master." What the rich mean by the good manners of the poor is usually not civility, but servility.

    Mean   People   Good Man  
  • I knew chemistry would be worse, because I'd seen a big card of the ninety-odd elements hung up in the chemistry lab, and all the perfectly good words like gold and silver and cobalt and aluminum were shortened to ugly abbreviations with different decimal numbers after them.

  • Artistic accounts involve severe abbreviations of what reality will force upon us.

    Alain de Botton (2003). “The Art of Travel”, p.13, Penguin UK
  • The word abbreviation sure is long for what it means.

  • Swear words and profanities are mere abbreviations of speech, similar to the abbreviations in writing.

  • Frequently, crashes are followed with a message like 'ID 02'. 'ID' is an abbreviation for idiosyncrasy and the number that follows indicates how many more months of testing the product should have had.

    Guy Kawasaki (1990). “The Macintosh Way”, HarperCollins
  • There is no fast, easy shortcut for the word abbreviation.

    FaceBook post by Dana Gould from Jun 21, 2013
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