Just felt the urge for a mild rant about abbreviations that annoy me. I'll start with rUK
If/when Scotland gets independence from the UK then we can consider changes of the name of the state currently known as The United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland, but until then there is Scotland and the UK, of which it is part of.
There is no new place with the twee little abbreviation of rUK other than in Scotland and some Northern English members here unfortunately using
If I'm talking about issues in say Wales should I now phrase it as "Oh yes, the devolved NHS in Wales has longer waiting times than rUK" Why? It is
an annoying and unnecessary label as far as I see it. Too lazy to type "Oh yes, the devolved NHS in Wales has longer waiting times than the rest of
the UK" or "Oh yes, the devolved NHS in Wales has longer waiting times than the UK average" is what I think.
And yes it mildly annoys me.
I discovered that there have even been calls to Collins English Dictionary
the word included in their next edition.
I am pleased with their response...
This word is not sufficiently established for inclusion yet, but we will continue to monitor it over time. If you find more evidence please post a
comment and we'll review it.
Lets end the use of this silly and divisive abbreviation. There is the UK when we are discussing independence issues, and there is Scotland, currently
in the UK. There is no "rUK", and no need for one. I can easily ask "How will independence for Scotland affect the UK" without any need at all for
the lower case "r".
Annoying and pathetic pop culture bull#.
Now, on to K9
Who the # actually calls their dog a canine?! Really?
Then "K9 Unit", is it for US cops to sound cool or something? It even takes longer to say with the added syllable compared to "Dog Unit", that's
what British police call it, kinda makes more sense to me but hey, I look forward to any explanations.
What is that all about? Are people unable to understand that if a political debate is about say, "What is the President doing
about military funding issues?" or whatever, then even as a Brit I know you are not referring to the president of the local housing association or
golf club. Why the obsession with abbreviations when they are not needed?
Right, that's enough of my mild rantings for now, I'm off to go shake my cane at any kids playing near my yard haha
...LOL, ROFL, YOLO, FWIW, TYVM