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On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Eldin Raigmore
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> On Mon, 9 Nov 2009 19:52:06 +0100, Philip Newton
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 19:47, Jim Henry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 2009/11/9 Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>> The only other one I can think of off the top of my head is Spanish
>>>> "EE.UU." which is also interesting for using a double letter to
>>>> indicate a plural - something I don't think I've ever seen anywhere
>>>> else.
>>> There are abbreviations "pp." for "pages", "ll." for "lines", and
>>> "vv." for "verses" used in English bibliographic references sometimes.
>>> �I think they're less common than they used to be, perhaps.
>>Oh! Good point. Yes, and "ff." for "and the following (pages, or
>>whatever)" (or is this only used in German?).
>>I think I've also seen "et seqq." for plural "and the following".
>
> There're also
> $$ in countries like the U.S.A. with dollars and
> ₤₤ in countries like the U.K. with pounds.
> They mean "lots of dollars" or "lots of pounds"; a "greater plural", rather than
> merely a "plural".  And of course they're mostly used in advertising sales; "We'll
> save you $$$$$$!" (or "... ₤₤₤₤₤₤!" as the case may be.)

I don't think I've ever seen just two dollar signs together with that
meaning. It's usually three, sometimes more: $$$.