Newspaper dating abbreviations
Whether we're looking for love, or just a little curious, or idling away the time on a train journey, there's something intriguing about small ads.
They are windows into other people's lives and many make for compulsive reading.
There are different conventions regarding the punctuation of abbreviations.
In Australia, contractions (abbreviations from which the middle is omitted, rather than the end, such as Dr, Cwlth) are not usually given full stops.
Decide if you prefer profiles to have photos or if you're willing to post and answer an ad that doesn't have a photo.
By asking a couple of choice questions an agency is able to create a brief statement about you that is then used to make your small ad.
Move your getaway sticks or you'll end up in the cooler."Hotsy-totsy.
Perfect; the cat's pajamas."I have to go see a man about a dog." To go buy whiskey.
O., etc.), using full stops only for abbreviations which consist entirely of lower-case letters (so Jan, but tbsp., etc.), or abandoning full stops altogether (AAP, UWS, Jan, tbsp).
Although full online dating sites have become more popular, there are still a number of places where you can find and place personal ads. You just need a little know-how for finding the best sites and using the right lingo.