Fiddling With Our Abbreviations

Of course it is all nonsense. The English language comes from many sources, from Anglo-Saxon, from Latin, from Greek, from Norman French. To attack well-known abbreviations which come from Latin is random in the extreme. What about other abbreviations whose derivation is not widely known? “Spam” for one: “OK” for another. Are we going to get rid of those, too? No, of course not. Caesar didn’t say “OK” (an American expression, possibly a joke spelling of All Correct) and he didn’t receive spam (the term appears to have been carried across from the 1930s name for spiced ham) so neither will fall under the government’s hex.

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