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    outmanoeuvre you? when you wander into the felgall territory of utter preposterous silliness, i wouldn't dream of making the effort to outmanoeuvre you...

    for example: what exactly is "no" an abbreviation of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    for example: what exactly is "no" an abbreviation of?
    No is an abbreviation of Yes, of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    and you would, of course, to remove all confusion and ambiguity, code this as
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    <p>The meeting took place in 2000 <abbr title="ante meridiem">A.M.</abbr></p>
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    I was actually writing A.M. as an abbreviation for Anno Mundi, not Ante Meridiem. Thus 'in', rather than 'at'. But I could probably construct a sentence which would be completely ambiguous.

    I'm not saying that I would necessarily use abbr for a.m./p.m. I would usually not use a.m./p.m. in the first place, unless I quoted someone else. It would, however, be logical to use abbr rather than span if you wanted to apply an aural style so that the letters are read individually (if written as am/pm).
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    hey, that's a great example, christian

    if i actually did wish to use an abbreviation for Anno Mundi, then i think i would use ABBR with the appropriate title attribute, if only to make sure that it wasn't incorrectly interpreted as Ante Meridiem

    oh wait...

    actually, i wouldn't

    Anno Mundi is obscure enough that i would actually spell it out, so the whole idea of using ABBR for A.M. would be moot
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    and i agree about your point that ABBR would be better than SPAN

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    under what circumstances, and please give specific examples, would a.m. and p.m. ~not~ be interpreted in their usual way?
    Bizzare question. This thread didn't explain to you why many Engrish speakers wouldn't understand those??


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