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US[edit]

Does anybody else think the redirect page US, should go here? -Aled D 14:38, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes, especially as the most common use is a pronoun in the English language (how was that missed?), not a shortened and misspelled abbreviation for a country name that is abbreviated as U.S.A.. 71.204.133.75 00:49, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

What about us?[edit]

What about the word "us"? This absolutely needs to be added. A• •F•O•X ¡u6is April Fool's Day 2OO7 01:54, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

It's already there - the wiktionary box is on the right. — Swpb talk contribs 17:46, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

generally refers to the United States of America BUT also ....[edit]

which generally refers to the 'United States of America'., what else does it occasionally refer to? --78.86.146.148 (talk) 22:38, 19 June 2008 (UTC) the word, a common english word trumps country and legal.--Ssteiner209 (talk) 22:34, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Defective, U/S[edit]

I've altered this in passing, and removed the (unsourced) PC remark that it might be considered offensive by some U.S. military personnel. I've never known any U/S personnel even to notice the joke.

The Wiktionary entry says "(UK, WWII, until 1944)", but I feel sure that is inaccurate; that it was both coined earlier,and in currency later. I certainly remember seeing equipment labelled "U/S" on a Royal Naval Air Station in the late '60s (I don't recall if it was an American machine ;).

A Google Books search for "unserviceable slang +u/s" reveals a page from British English A to Zed (Norman W. Schur, Eugene H. Ehrlich, Richard Ehrlich.)(Love that "Zed") that claims the term - as U.S., also U/S - originated in British civil service government laboratories. It also says "now rare", but that probably depends on the generation one talks with.

It is a moot point whether those computer programmes which accept only American language & locale conventions, are in fact U/S.

Memethuzla (talk) 19:24, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Giddens School[edit]

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