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List of Abbreviations

AA - Automobile Association
AD - Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord)
am - ante meridiem (before noon)
BA - Bachelor of Arts
BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
BC - Before Christ
CID - Criminal Investigation Department
CV - Curriculum Vitae
COD - Cash on Delivery
DIY - Do It Yourself
DJ - Disc Jockey
ESP - Extra Sensory Perception
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
GMT - Greenwich Mean Time
GP - General Practitioner
ie - id est (that is)
IOU - I owe you
JP - Justice of Peace
MC - Master of Ceremonies
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
PAYE - pas-as-you-earn
PLC - Public Limited Company
pm - post meridiem (afternoon)
POW - Prisoner of War
PS - postscriptum
RIP - requiescat in pace (rest in peace)
RSVP - repondez s'il vous plait (please reply)
SOS - Save our Souls
TUC - Trade Union Congress
UN - United Nations
VIP - Very Important Person
YMCA - Young Men's Christian Association

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