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Xu Jie
Why is the word abbreviate so long?Why is it so hard to remember how to spell mnemonic?
Feb 4, 2008 1:31 PM
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Actually I think there is an abbreviation for the word abbreviate, I'm not sure though.
February 5, 2008
Haha, funny questions. Abbreviate comes from Latin I think. Brevi is Latin for short. Anyway, it's all relative. "Abbreviate" may look like a long word when compared to "it" or "me" but it's short when compared to "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". As for mnemonic, just use 'memory aid' or something like that. I know it's cool to use difficult words but it's sort of unnecessary as well. Anyway, I could ask you some questions about Chinese as well. :P Like why is China called "zhongguo" (sorry can't type hanzi on this pc) when it's not really in the middle of the earth. :P :P
February 4, 2008
Xu Jie
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