Explaining Abbreviations

If you’ve ever wondered why AM means morning, PM stands for afternoon, “e.g.” means “for example,” and “lbs” is the abbreviation for pounds, here’s a clever short video from the Yahoo! Who Knew? series that explains all of those and more.

While this video doesn’t have much to do with explaining technology, it’s still a wonderful explanation. I appreciate it because, as an author and consultant, I do write a quite a bit and have always wondered where these common abbreviations find their origin.

Who knew? Now we do. Thanks, Yahoo!

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