Category Archives: Abbreviations

WD-40’s beginning

Beginning in 1953 a small company in San Diego attempted to come up with a chemical mixture that would effectively protect metal parts from rust. This small company made up of only 3 men was called Rocket Chemical Company and … Continue reading

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Pounds to Lbs –An abbreviation’s origin

Most of the time when a word is abbreviated its plain to see how one would designate such an abbreviation based on the original word. For example, altitude turns into alt., gallons turns into gal., and hours turns into hrs. … Continue reading

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