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RE: State names - use abbreviations or spell out?


From: Don Hinshaw
Date: Apr 26, 2005 11:05PM

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> (If I heard a postal address spoken, with "VA" read as "Virginia", I would
> not know that I need to write "VA" for "Virginia". Maybe I would know that
> US postal address should contain certain conventional abbreviations, or
> codes, of state names rather than names themselves, and maybe I could
> find a reference on them. But things are easier when I need not know.)
When you put it that way it makes sense..."VA" make equal sense (or not) when one sees it or hears it (in the proper context.)

Don Hinshaw
Hinshaw Design Group