The usual business model is for the advertiser to be enticed to place an advert free of charge using an 0800 number or equivalent ; those replying and also the advertiser, when they want to check for any replies must use a premium-rate line. The publisher forwards replies in bulk to the advertiser at a given interval, for example each week. Housing Ad Abbreviations Since newspaper ads are expensive, we use abbreviations to save on space. These codes do not overlap with the 13. Armed Forces — Americas include the and exclude the United States, , and. Guess what each abbreviation means.
So, I am providing a reference for those who may be interested. Memory Aid: Spell out the names of the two states that are not part of the contiguous United States and of the continental states that are five letters or fewer. Some of these initials are obviously outdated and will of use only to those people poring over documents that are half a century old, but others are very timely, and more initials are being invented every week. She - tell me a secret 9. Sports Column Copy: Any kind of written material Cut: Newspaper photograph Cutline: Explanation under or beside a photograph.
There is indeed a science and art behind writing a press release. Communist and homosexual newspapers, medical writers, and certain conservative and Neoliberal policy digests are especially prone to using unfamiliar abbreviations. Armed Forces — Europe include the , the , Canada, Greenland, , and. The abbreviations are based on a maximum 23-position line, because this has been found to be the most universally acceptable line capacity basis for major addressing systems. She - put the book on the table Recommend Passport to English to your friends! To date, only one change has been made to the abbreviations issued in 1963.
Prior to 1987, when the U. Google Translation - - or - Look up the English definition. However, they only accepted these abbreviations because of their popularity, preferring that patrons spell names out in full to avoid confusion. These initials may not have any meaning to the new activist. Teachers from elementary to high school use the newspaper as a tool for increasing test scores, improving reading comprehension skills, and helping students experience history as it happens. Abbreviations were used to shorten many words - the most notable being given names as well as addresses.
To avoid duplications, some abbreviations are not intuitive. The United States Official Postal Guide, first published in 1874, also provided lists of preferred spellings. The remainder of this appendix consists of explanations of more than one thousand acronyms and abbreviations that the reader may encounter when reading about and researching the life issues. Robert Smith for example, regardless if their name was Mildred, Margaret, or Mary. Also an article that appears regularly in the newspaper eg.
Click on the abbreviation Then on the word that describes what it is. So incorporate that into your search criteria. They - drink soda 10. See examples in Punctuation section below. Newspapers and magazines that take personal advertisements often provide a reply forwarding service; in this case, the text of the advert will include a unique box number and anyone wishing to reply to the advert sends or delivers their reply to the publisher's address in an envelope bearing that number. With its rise in popularity, the has also become a common medium for personals, commonly referred to as. Many of the abbreviations listed below include a notation that identifies the entity as either pro-life or anti-life, as follows.
The traditional abbreviations for U. Although it may seem a minor point to many readers and researchers, there is nothing more aggravating for a reader or researcher than encountering an unexplained acronym or abbreviation that is critical to understanding a written passage. He has held several positions as a business specialist and senior reference librarian with public and academic libraries in Florida and Ohio during the past twenty years. She said Cook County, Ill. Copyright © 2010 by Janet Castrejon.