On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Eldin Raigmore <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > 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 > $$ in countries like the U.S.A. with dollars and > ₤₤ in countries like the U.K. with pounds. > They mean "lots of dollars" or "lots of pounds"; a "greater plural", rather than > merely a "plural". And of course they're mostly used in advertising sales; "We'll > save you $$$$$$!" (or "... ₤₤₤₤₤₤!" as the case may be.) I don't think I've ever seen just two dollar signs together with that meaning. It's usually three, sometimes more: $$$.