A Dictionary of Abbreviations: With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations

1st Edition

Eric Partridge

Routledge
Published February 14, 2017
Reference - 102 Pages
ISBN 9781138912243 - CAT# Y201368
Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

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Summary

First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves, like explorers, into these abbreviations in search of truth, or the execution of their martial duty and hence, a dictionary was necessary. This book will be of interest to scholars of history and language, as well as the more general, interested reader.

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