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From: Viable Design
Date: Apr 30, 2008 5:00PM


I'd have to agree that "59th" is an abbreviation of "fifty-ninth"
(definitely with a hyphen :P).

Also: Would using the unicode for the Roman numerals work better?

Jo
http://www.viabledesign.com



On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 5:34 PM, Andy Mabbett < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> In message <02ea01c8aafc$04149f40$0500000a@DOCENDO>, Jukka K. Korpela
> < <EMAIL REMOVED> > writes
>
> >> Or should web authors treat these as
> >> abbreviations? Example:
> >>
> >> <abbr title="fifty ninth">59th</abbr> Street
> >
> >No, because
> >a) they are not abbreviations but just different notations
>
> My dictionary gives abbreviation as "A shortened form of a word or
> phrase".
>
> "59th" is a short form of "fifty ninth", is it not?
>
> (Though I'd argue that it should, in any case, be "fifty-ninth", with a
> hyphen.)
>
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