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    The people who abbreviate “longitude” to “lon”
    -vs-
    The people who abbreviate “longitude” to “lng”.
    Let’s fight it out.

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    alicebartlett

    Alice Bartlett

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  3. @alicebartlett What about those of us who abbreviate it to “long”? Are we just rogues destined to a life of solitude?

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    atduskgreg

    Greg Borenstein

  4. @alicebartlett Let's just murder the ‘lng’ deviants. I don't think they deserve a fair fight.

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    robinhouston

    Robin Houston

  5. @alicebartlett What about those of us who use "long"? Or indeed neither, because one is near 50 and one is near 0 so easy to tell apart.

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    pete_v

    Pete Verdon

  6. @dawuss I am collecting people for the ‘long’ team now… We’re going to need a third option after shirts v skins.

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    alicebartlett

    Alice Bartlett

  7. @alicebartlett lng.

    Let’s not discuss those who abbreviate “count” to “cnt”.

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    drewm

    Drew McLellan

  8. @pete_v That’s not a particularly rock solid way to program an application for converting an address to lat/lng/lon/long now is it?

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    alicebartlett

    Alice Bartlett

  9. @alicebartlett No, but it's a perfectly adequate way to navigate my boat until aliens with tractor beams become a plausible possibility :-)

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    pete_v

    Pete Verdon

  10. @alicebartlett team 'long' for the win! Only thing that bothers me about it is the fact that it is 1 character more. OCD trigger.

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    dawuss

    Michel Jansen

  11. @dawuss yeah, I have a similar itch about the additional character, but I can see that that is a stupid thing to be concerned by.

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    alicebartlett

    Alice Bartlett

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    Alice Bartlett

  12. @alicebartlett as are most things style-related. Only annoying when they are mixed because of differing tastes and you can't remember which.

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    dawuss

    Michel Jansen

  13. Lotta people prefer “long”, lotta people prefer “lng”, team “lon” are the only losers here, it seems.

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  21. @alicebartlett team `lon` is confident it's right. No need to tweet-vote ;)

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    RandomEtc

    Tom Carden

  22. @RandomEtc Does team “lon” also use back ticks instead of single quotes or is that just you ;)

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  24. @alicebartlett "longitude" or "lo". if you -have- to shorten it, why are you wasting a character, and if you don't, then don't.

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    tominsam

    Tom Insam

  25. @blech I agree but I'm just saying there's a logic to it :)

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    RandomEtc

    Tom Carden

  26. Long : 7,
    Lon: 7,
    Lng: 4.

    Probably best just to have a physical fight to decide the winner.

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    alicebartlett

    Alice Bartlett

  27. @alicebartlett Does that mean the `Lng`s are effectively the Lib Dems and must form a coalition with either `Long`s or `Lon`s?

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