Accipiter v Accipiter

Subject: Accipiter v Accipiter
From: Rob Geraghty <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 16:18:06 -0700 (PDT)
Just a point of pedantry not related to birding - can anyone tell me when it 
became common to concatenate "versus" to "v" rather than "vs"?  I am guessing 
it's something advertisers began to make headlines narrower, a bit like the new 
habit of leaving out the words "hundred" and "thousand" in advertising to make 
17,990 sound smaller.

This is not a criticism of anyone on the list.  I'm honestly curious if anyone 
noticed when this use of "v" began.


PS Ob-birding: miserable weekend for birding in Canberra. Cold, windy, and the 
birds had very sensibly looked elsewhere for shelter. :(
Rob Geraghty


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