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(Streets and Roads: this general policy contradicts Wikitravel_talk:Manual_of_style_for_the_US#Addresses & perhaps should simply be removed)
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Using abbreviations to symbolize long words or commonly known titles is encouraged.  However the abbreviations used should be uniform.
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Using abbreviations for commonly known titles is encouraged.  The abbreviations used should be uniform.
  
=Country abbreviations=
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=Countries=
  
 
Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.
 
Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.
  
==Include periods==
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* '''United States of America '''- should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
 
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* '''United Kingdom''' - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.
*United States of America - should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
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==Exclude periods==
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*United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.
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=Streets and Roads=
 
=Streets and Roads=
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*Road is Rd
 
*Road is Rd
 
*Boulevard is Blvd
 
*Boulevard is Blvd
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*Freeway is Fwy
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=Days of the week=
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In listings, the days of the week should be abbreviated:
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*Days should be M Tu W Th F Sa Su, times should be 12 hour time, AM or PM.

Revision as of 05:12, 8 January 2009

Using abbreviations for commonly known titles is encouraged. The abbreviations used should be uniform.

Countries

Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.

  • United States of America - should be abbreviated as U.S. with periods, not U.S.A. or US.
  • United Kingdom - should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. or GB.

Streets and Roads

  • Street is St
  • Drive is Dr
  • Court is Ct
  • Road is Rd
  • Boulevard is Blvd
  • Freeway is Fwy

Days of the week

In listings, the days of the week should be abbreviated:

  • Days should be M Tu W Th F Sa Su, times should be 12 hour time, AM or PM.

Variants

Actions

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