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puzzled.gif posted on 3-10-2004 at 07:53 AM
EE UU


Ok, perhaps once and for all, someone can tell me how this stands for Estados Unidos? What's with the extra letters? Thanks amigos...:tumble:
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[*] posted on 3-10-2004 at 08:10 AM


That always cracked me up... if to abbreviate is to make it as short as possible, then why double the size of it? I came to the conclusion that was the only way to pluralize it... ie. E.U. would be just ONE united state, so EE UU is lots of united states! LOL



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lol.gif posted on 3-10-2004 at 09:01 AM
Crazy!


That's funny David. I guess the real meaning of EE UU is one of the deep mysteries of the universe. The truth is out there... :spingrin:

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[*] posted on 3-10-2004 at 11:23 AM
I don't have an exact answer...


That's one that has always puzzled me too. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Mexico is officially called Estados Unidos de Mexico?
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[*] posted on 3-13-2004 at 07:55 PM


EE UU AA, somebody told me, is a plural, as in United States of America.

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[*] posted on 3-15-2004 at 08:44 AM
EEUU


Bajalera is right. It is a plural because the United States is plural.
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[*] posted on 3-15-2004 at 04:46 PM


So, it's because it's plural. So, it's because it's plural.
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[*] posted on 3-15-2004 at 09:01 PM
The Answer at last...


Thanks for your insight amigos! The EE UU mystery is solved...:biggrin:
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[*] posted on 3-15-2004 at 11:11 PM
one more spin on plurals


Indonesian friends tell me that to make a noun plural you say it twice.
Thus "dog" is a dog....
"Dog dog" is (are) two (or more) dog (s)
Boy, reading that sure doesn't make it any clearer, does it?

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[*] posted on 3-16-2004 at 12:37 AM


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Originally posted by academicanarchist
Bajalera is right. It is a plural because the United States is plural.


AA, did you see me reply 3 days before Lera's?

It is a stupid answer to us, as there is no place in the world called the United State, so then why can't EU abbreviate United States...?

I guess they are holding EU in reserve for a future new country with those initials... LOL




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