WAYS WITH WORDSBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7013.1154 (Published 28 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1154
- Alex Paton
I was delighted to hear that the BMJ (British Medical Journal) had accepted an advertisement for the BMJ (Builders Merchants Journal). It confirmed a long held belief in the abomination of abbreviations and the arrogance of those who use them, expecting others to know what they are talking about.
Over the years I have collected many examples with a similar potential for confusion. A simple case might be BP: …