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21 / 10 / 2010

ABBREVIATIONS-4: meaning and examples

Good morning again.

Today we continue our review of some common abbreviations in English.

Today's first abbreviation is: UFO (= OVNI in Spanish)

It stands for: Unidentified Flying Object

This abbreviation is used in writing and speaking. Virtually no one says unidentified flying object instead of UFO.

Example 1:
Hank said he saw a UFO yesterday as he was leaving his house very early in the morning. Frankly, I think he's a bit mad.

Today's second abbreviation is: PA

It stands for: Personal Assistant OR Public Address System (= megafonía in Spanish)

Example 2 (Personal Assistant):
Frank: I need that report ASAP. What's taking you so long?
Julie: I'm so sorry Frank. My PA has been ill and I'm a bit behind on my work. Don't worry, I'll have it to you by tomorrow morning.

Example 3 (Public Address System):
She lost her daughter in the supermarket, so she asked the manager to call her over the PA system.

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