Dating column abbreviations
A reader of Savage Love suggested the initialisation ITMFA, a take on DTMFA, meaning "Impeach the Motherfucker Already!" The initialisation was coined in reference to the presidency of George W.Shortly after a 2009 scandal in Portland, Oregon, involving openly gay mayor Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove, who had allegedly turned 18 almost immediately before the two began a sexual relationship, Savage created a companion rule to the "campsite rule", now known as the "Tea and Sympathy rule".The rule is a reference to a line in the play of the same name, in which a much older woman asks of a high-school-age boy, right before having sex with him: "Years from now, when you talk about this – and you will – be kind." Savage claimed in an article in The Portland Mercury that, while Adams followed the "campsite rule" – Breedlove did not claim that Adams had given him any diseases or caused him emotional trauma, and in fact still refers to Adams as a friend – Breedlove violated the "Tea and Sympathy" rule by making public statements that he knew could ruin Adams' career.However, other conventions may be adopted, such as placing full stops between the letters of an initialism (A. O., etc.), using full stops only for abbreviations which consist entirely of lower-case letters (so Jan, but tbsp., etc.), or abandoning full stops altogether (AAP, UWS, Jan, tbsp).
The column appears weekly in several dozen newspapers, mainly free newspapers in the US and Canada, but also newspapers in Europe and Asia.Savage has also tried to reclaim many offensive words.For the first six years of the column, he had his readers address him with "Hey, faggot", as a comment on previous efforts to reclaim offensive words. After receiving criticism for use of the word "retarded"—considered by many to be an offensive slur against those with intellectual disabilities—Savage suggested "leotarded" as an alternative, because "leotard" rhymes with "retard".Geologic Time Scale: Divisions of Geologic Time approved by the U. It reflects ratified unit names and boundary estimates from the International Commission on Stratigraphy (Ogg, 2009). * Changes to the time scale since March 2007 (see text). URL: Effective communication in the geosciences requires consistent uses of stratigraphic nomenclature, especially divisions of geologic time. The chart shows major chronostratigraphic and geochronologic units. O., and others, 2009, Formal definition and dating of the GSSP (global stratotype section and point) for the base of the Holocene using the Greenland NGRIP ice core, and selected auxiliary records: Journal of Quaternary Science, v.