Monday, February 2, 2009

On proper abbreviation

Oh, Minnesota -
a great state somewhere up north,
or so I hear tell.

the letters would be MN -
not confusing "Min"

Kentucky, my home!
Excessive punctuation
is not in your name.

no period is required:
simply K then Y.

The Captive Network on the elevators here has the most infuriating propensity for incorrect state abbreviations. There's a whole list that I've seen, but the most irksome was "reported in Min yesterday" and "worst in Ky.'s history." We have nice straight forward abbreviations for each of our states that don't require creativity, punctuation, or confusing synonyms, thank you very much!

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