Why are the English backwards?

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Offline Eric A. Taylor

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Why are the English backwards?
« on: 06/11/2009 01:55:45 »
This has nothing to do with science but I've wondered why the English abbreviate "Prime Minister" as "M.P."
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« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2009 02:00:48 »
M.P. means, Member of Parliament, not Prime Minister.

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« Reply #2 on: 06/11/2009 05:38:23 »
Thank you for enlightening this ignorant Yankee. Does "M.P." apply to any member of Parliament or only to the Prime Minister?

Here's another. Why did NATO name a Soviet class of submarine "Yankee". Probably simply to annoy the Soviets.
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« Reply #3 on: 06/11/2009 08:36:55 »
Any member is called an MP, and MEPs are members of the European Parliament.

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« Reply #4 on: 06/11/2009 08:51:31 »
The Prime Minister is the PM and he is an MP. All those who are elected to the House of Commons, whether government or opposition, are MP's.

PM = Prime Minister or Poxy Moron.
MP = Member of Parliament or Moneygrabbing Ponce.
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« Reply #5 on: 06/11/2009 13:57:25 »
Here's another. Why did NATO name a Soviet class of submarine "Yankee". Probably simply to annoy the Soviets.

The NATO naming scheme for USSR submarines used the NATO phonetic alphabet.  Hence there are/were also Aplha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta... classes as well.
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