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Friday, September 30, 2011

You Wouldn't Have Known These Abbreviations

  1. MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.
  2. POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.
  3. BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.
  4. FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).
  5. DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped..
  6. NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S..
  7. AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'.
  8. JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business.
  9. QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest..
  10. TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
  11. JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'.GP was changed into JEEP later.

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