Did not remember
o. Phonetic spelling.
If there's any way for a
mispronounce a name or an unusual word, he'll do it. So give
him all the
help you can. How? Write the phonetic spelling in parentheses
and place it
immediately after the troublesome word. Be sure to underline
syllable that is to be accented or stressed.
Example: Sergeant Kollman (coal-man) entered... Munich (mew-nick),
Germany is the...
Make sure the phonetic spelling appears on the same line as the word it
When abbreviations are used, they are intended to be
read as abbreviations. The use of well known abbreviations is permissible,
such as ...Y-M-C-A, F-B-I, U-S, U-N, A-M, or E-S-T. You may also use Mr.,
Mrs., Ms, and Dr. "St" may be used instead of "SAINT", and in cases such as
St. Louis or St. Paul.
Do not abbreviate military installation names.
Fort (not Ft.) Gordon; it is the Naval Air Station
(not NAS); it is United States, or U-S, Air Force, not
Never abbreviate names of states, cities
(except St. Louis, St. Paul), countries, political
parties (except G-O-P), days of the week, months,
titles of officials, and address identification such
as street, avenue, drive or boulevard. Avoid starting
a sentence with an abbreviation.
A good rule to
remember on the use of abbreviations is - when in
doubt, write it out.
Specialist Five Hill
Chief Petty Officer Otto
Radio Station W-I-N-L
Radio Station WINL
World War Two
World War II or WW II
80 Miles Per Hour
80 M.P.H. or 80/M-P-H