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Common Latin Abbreviations(Current usage/news)
Abbreviation Latin English usage ------------ ----- ------------- ca. circa approximately cf. confer compare e.g. exempli gratia for example et al. et alii and the others etc. et cetera and so on ibid. ibidem in the same place as the previous reference i.e. id est that is N.B. Nota Bene note well P.S. post scriptum an addition to the main text viz. videlicet namely Usage notes ----------- ca. This works best with dates and in parenthesis. The house was built during the Depression (ca. 1932). cf. This can be replaced with "see" or "compare". e.g. Style manuals disagree on the use of periods. Where possible, the words "for example" (spelled out and in English) can be used to improve clarity. They purchased luxury goods (for example, champaign). etc. Where possible, the words "and so on" to improve clarity. i.e. Style manuals disagree on the use of periods. Where possible, the words "that is" are preferred. John left the city of his birth (that is, New York). N.B. This is capitalised.Commentary and usage suggestions on Latin abbreviations found on the web...
All of these antiquated Latin abbreviations at one time had an important purpose. They functioned as a secondary, parenthetical language which sifted through, evaluated, qualified references for the reader. Eighteenth-century scholars used all of these designations as a way of talking to each other in code, telling each other what to expect from their sources. It was a natural mode of discourse for them--they all studied Latin, of course.
In standard writing, use the English equivalent or write out the whole word.
Nowadays many publishers discourage the use of these Latin expressions and their abbreviations in footnotes and endnotes (presumably because so few people know what they mean!), but some publishers (Oxford University Press, for example) seem to insist on them. Anyway, these are the most commonly used in references, footnotes etc., should you come across them, or feel the urge to start using them yourselves.
Do not italicize or underline these abbreviations. Most sources recommend avoiding the use of Latin abbreviations except within parenthetical notes and some sources say not to use Latin abbreviations at all (use the English terms instead) except within citations or reference lists.
The rule about using these Latin abbreviations is very simple: don't use them. Their use is only appropriate in special circumstances in which brevity is at a premium, such as in footnotes. It is very poor style to spatter your page with these things, and it could be disastrous to use them without being quite sure what they mean. If you do use one, make sure you punctuate it correctly.
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KG. Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter KT. Knight of the Order of the Thistle KP. Knight Companion of the Order of St. Patrick GCB. Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath OM. Member of the Order of Merit GCSI. Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India GCMG. Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George GCIE. Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire GCVO. Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GBE. Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire KCB. Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCSI. Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India KCMG. Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCIE. Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire KCVO. Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KBE. Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire CB. Companion of the Order of the Bath CSI. Companion of the Order of the Star of India CMG. Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CIE. Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CVO. Companion of the Royal Victorian Order CBE. Commander of the Order of the British Empire DSO. Companion of the Distinguished Sewice Order MVO. Member (4th Class) of the Royal Victorian Order OBE. Officer of the Order of the British Empire ISO. Companion of the Imperial Service Order MVO Member (5th Class) of the Royal Victorian Order MBE. Member of the Order of the British Empire
AFK = Away from keyboard AFWIW = Anyway, for what it's worth BBL = Be Back Later BD = Birthday BFN = Bye for now [bg] = Big grin BH = Better half BIL = Brother-in-law BRB = Be Right Back BTW = By the way CC = I understand (I copy), also cc CIS = Consumer Information Service CRAFT = Can't remember a friggin' thing CRS = Can't remember shit DD = Darling Daughter DH = Dear hubby, dumb hubby, deaf hubby, dickhead (depends on mood) DS = Darling Son DIL = Daughter In Law DW = Dear wife FAQ = Frequently asked question(s) FIL = Father In Law FWIW = For what it's worth [g] = Grin [G] = Big Grin [gd&h] = Grinning, ducking and hiding [gd&r] = Grinning, ducking & running [ggg] = giggle GSHIWMP = Giggling So Hard I Wet My Pants HSIK = How Should I Know IAE(c) = In Any Event (case) IDK = I Don't Know IMCO = In my considered opinion IMHO = In my humble (honest) opinion (the poster is rarely humble) IMNSVHO = In my not so very humble opinion IMO = In my opinion IMVHO = In My Very Humble Opinion IOW = In Other Words LMAO = Laughing my Ass Off LMAOROTF = Laughing my Ass Off and Rolling on the Floor LMK = Let Me Know LOL = Laughing out loud MIL = Mother-in-law OIC = Oh, I see! OOTB = Out of the box OTL = Out To Lunch OTOH = On the other hand OTTH = On the third hand PIMP = Pee in my pants PITA = Pain in the ass PLMK = Please let me know PTM = Please Tell Me RAK = Random Act of Kindness ROFL = Rolling on floor laughing ROTFLMAO = Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off ROTFLMBOBO = Rolling on the floor laughing my big old butt off RSN = Real soon now RTFM = Read the f'n Manual RTFFAQ = Read the f'n FAQ SDIHTT = Someday I'll Have the Time SHTS = Spit Hitting the Spam SIL = Son-in-law SO = Significant Other TIA = Thanks In Advance TIC = Tongue In Cheek TSR = Terminate and Stay Resident program (also refers to lurkers) TTFN = Ta Ta for now TTYL = Talk to you tomorrow [vbg] = Very big grin [vbeg] = Very big evil grin [vbseg] = Very big shit eating grin WOA = Work of Art WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get YBYSA = You bet your sweet ass
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