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  • Avoiding Distinctions With Abbreviations

    June 17th, 2013
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    In casual English I can talk about "veg advocacy", "being trans", or "Swarthmore alums". These abbreviations are helpful where more formal English would require a distinction I might not want to make: vegetarian/vegan, transsexual/transgendered, alumnus/alumna.

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