Periods after abbreviations

Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Tue Jun 29 03:21:09 UTC 2004

American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> writes:
>except for initialisms,

What about a.m. and p.m.; s.s.e. [for south-southeast]; T.C. [for
Teacher's College]; T.Q.C. [for total quality control]; and U.A.W. [for
United Automobile Workers]; and U.F.C.T. [for United Federation of College
Teachers].  These examples were taken from a dictionary of abbreviations
which was very sensitive to periods in the evidence it collected prior to
being written.


Banhart at

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