Greying_Geezer
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Greying_Geezer   Master Editor

Retired professional engineer living near Toronto, Ontario, Canada with an on-going interest in the English language and somewhat of a facility for proofreading.

Latest Entries: 7,431 total

GALS

Giant African Land Snails

Academic & Science » Zoology

OFMAR

Operational Framework for Mutual Aid Requests

Governmental » FDA

OFMAR

Operational Framework for Mutual Aid Requests

Medical

RPS

Real Property Solutions

Regional » Canadian

RPS

Real Property Solutions

Business » Mortgage

RPS

Real Property Solutions

Business » Real Estate

RPS

Real Property Solutions

Business » Companies & Firms

SCOTUS

Supreme Court Of The United States

Governmental » Law & Legal

NAF

National Abortion Federation

Medical » Pregnancy & Parenting

NAF

National Abortion Federation

Governmental » Federation

NAF

National Abortion Federation

Business » Professional Organizations

CONAIE

Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador

Regional

CONAIE

Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador

Community

CONAIE

Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador

Governmental

PDAC

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

Community » Development

PDAC

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

Academic & Science » Geology

PDAC

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

Business » Trade Associations

CAT

Centre for Alternative Technology

Miscellaneous » Farming & Agriculture

 

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Abbreviations.com
If one casts a vote but a finger much larger than the stars leads to the wrong one being registered (or if one simply has 2nd thoughts) there should be a way to revise (overwrite?) the vote.

3 months ago

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Entries receive votes that award them from 1 to 5 stars. Apart from that there is no ranking. How could you possibly "rank" USA against NASA against UNHCR?

3 months ago

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There are currently 99 definitions for the acronym BOSS. Entering the acronym in the Search box will take you here: https://www.abbreviations.com/BOSS

3 months ago

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—CLIP— The disease name (which in many cases is different from the virus name) has been designated as COVID-19 by the WHO. The '19' in COVID-19 stands for the year, 2019, that the virus was first seen. The number '19' has nothing whatsoever to do with virus strains, genotypes, or anything else related to the virus' genetics. The virus name was announced by the World Health Organization on February 11, 2020. See the February 11 World Health Organization Situation Report. This clearly states that "WHO has named the disease COVID-19, short for 'coronavirus disease 2019'.” —END CLIP—International Committee on Taxomony of Viruses https://talk.ictvonline.org/information/w/news/1300/page 

6 months ago

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I have no issues with the gist of this entry, but in the first sentence "COVID-19" should not be used in apposition to "the name of the coronavirus", which is SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is the name of the disease, COrona VIrus Disease 2019. 

10 months ago

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To your first question, it is COVID or CoVID because this too is an acronym (https://www.abbreviations.com/term/2192794)

10 months ago

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