SIPOs and other XXXXs

To: "Russell Woodford" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: SIPOs and other XXXXs
From: "Philip A Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 16:07:51 +1000
Common courtesy and common sense says that the only way to do it is to write
"South Island Pied Oystercatcher (SIPO)" and ONLY using the acronym, AFTER
explaining it. Especially as it was several months since that bird was
frequently mentioned on this line. You don't need to type it at all. I
didn't, I just copied it from your (Russell's) message.

As for making typing mistakes, consider this:
South Osland Pied Oystercatcher is likely to be understood, whereas "SOPO,
which is an identical typing error (O instead of I) is much more likely to
be confusing.

Besides, it is SIPOs, not SIPO's! (The "s" is for plural not possessive)

-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Woodford <>
To:  <>
Date: Thursday, 11 May 2000 15:34
Subject: SIPO's and other XXXX's

>I thought BFCS ("berfcuss") WAS it's real name (just joking, but
>there is an emerging urban myth of people who think that it is).  Any
>And for a test:
>1. Try typing "South Island Pied Oystercatcher" without making
>any mistakes
>2. Type "SIPO"
>3. Which do you prefer????
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