Re(1): Pet Peeves IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on July 13, 2016 at 10:10:53 AM by Andy Stewart
I agree. Some setters will probably claim that it's up to them where to place the extra letter, but it does strike me as rather nonsensical to invent a container that doesn't exist, a sort of virtual container. And, as John says, we don't see two-letter abbreviations or words providing an extra letter artificially reversed.
John has already touched on another peeve of mine, which is the use of two-letter abbreviations to indicate one actual letter and one extra letter.
Perhaps not technically wrong, but inelegant and uninteresting.
To forestall accusations of inconsistency or hypocrisy, I may have committed both these 'sins' in the past, but I'm rather more particular now. Replies: