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  • n  a method of writing rapidly
  • s  written in abbreviated or symbolic form
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  • During the heyday of colonial rule in Hong Kong, the shorthand of speech was telling: "the Club" was the Hong Kong Club, and "the Bank" meant the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp.
  • In schools across America, Abercrombie is shorthand for popular.
  • But in 2008, the company found itself, along with other bottle makers, in the eye of a storm over BPA, shorthand for Bisphenol A, a commonly used plasticizer that some researchers .
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  • Facebook adds hashtags, just like Twitter
    The hashtag — # — is now a part of Facebook, and the tech shorthand should make it easier for users to follow specific topics of conversation on the social network. Either that, or it will drive its users more nutty by adding yet another visual annoyance.Twitter popularized the use of the hashtag, which has subsequently been picked up by other social media sites like Instagram (owned by Facebook ...
    June 12, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • The Editor's Desk: The 'dead files'
    THE DEAD FILES: Yeah, "The Dead Files" is a TV show, but it's also a handy newsroom shorthand for the files of news clippings and other background information that we maintain on locally notable folks so that, in the event of a death among any of them --- hopefully after a long, happy and productive life --- we're ready to get their stories online quickly, and to get those stories into the next ...
    June 11, 2013 - Athens Banner-Herald
  • On the Market: Glamping in the Privacy of Your Own SoMa Loft
    #101 at 55 Norfolk in SoMa presents an opportunity we haven't yet encountered: glamping, shorthand for glamour camping, from your living room. The open floor plan has a "rare and unusual" Winnebago nook that offers up cozy seating arrangements inside...
    June 10, 2013 - Curbed SF

  • Barack Obama in Forbes
    I think to some degree I've become a shorthand or a symbol or a stand-in for now of a spirit that the last election in New Hampshire represents,Obama said. "It's a spirit that says we are looking for different. We want something new."
  • Ban Ki-moon in USA Today
    Darfur is usually discussed "in a convenient military and political shorthand - an ethnic conflict pitting Arab militias against black rebels and farmers," Ban wrote. "Look to its roots, though, and you discover a more complex dynamic."

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