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June 30, 2012 3:28 pm  #1


Four Letter Abbreviations of Canon Stories

These are commonly used on SH discussion groups:

ABBE -- The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
BERY -- The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
BLAC -- The Adventure of Black Peter
BLAN -- The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier
BLUE -- The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
BOSC -- The Boscombe Valley Mystery
BRUC -- The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
CARD -- The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
CHAS -- The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
COPP -- The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
CREE -- The Adventure of the Creeping Man
CROO -- The Adventure of the Crooked Man
DANC -- The Adventure of the Dancing Men
DEVI -- The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot
DYIN -- The Adventure of the Dying Detective
EMPT -- The Adventure of the Empty House
ENGR -- The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
FINA -- The Final Problem
FIVE -- The Five Orange Pips
GLOR -- The Gloria Scott
GOLD -- The Adventure of the Golden Pince-nez
GREE -- The Greek Interpreter
HOUN -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
IDEN -- A Case of Identity
ILLU -- The Adventure of the Illustrious Client
LADY -- The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
LAST -- His Last Bow
LION -- The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane
MAZA -- The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
MISS -- The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter
MUSG -- The Musgrave Ritual
NAVA -- The Naval Treaty
NOBL -- The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
NORW -- The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
PRIO -- The Adventure of the Priory School
REDC -- The Adventure of the Red Circle
REDH -- The Red-Headed League
REIG -- The Reigate Squires
RESI -- The Resident Patient
RETI -- The Adventure of the Retired Colourman
SCAN -- A Scandal in Bohemia
SECO -- The Adventure of the Second Stain
SHOS -- The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
SIGN -- The Sign of the Four
SILV -- Silver Blaze
SIXN -- The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
SOLI -- The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
SPEC -- The Adventure of the Speckled Band
STOC -- The Stockbroker’s Clerk
STUD -- A Study in Scarlet
SUSS -- The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
THOR -- The Problem of Thor Bridge
3GAB -- The Adventure of the Three Gables
3GAR -- The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
3STU -- The Adventure of the Three Students
TWIS -- The Man with the Twisted Lip
VALL -- The Valley of Fear
VEIL -- The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger
WIST -- The Adventure of the Wisteria Lodge
YELL -- The Yellow Face


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August 15, 2012 9:41 pm  #2


Re: Four Letter Abbreviations of Canon Stories

The canonical abbreviations were developed by Jay Finley Christ in An Irregular Guide to Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, New York: Argus Books (1947) - sixty three years later the system is still in use.

Last edited by always1895 (August 16, 2012 12:56 pm)


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August 16, 2012 3:59 am  #3


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great to know, I didn't know this---welcome to the forum always1895!!


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August 17, 2012 2:45 am  #4


Re: Four Letter Abbreviations of Canon Stories

This could be quite useful. I've noticed that we aren't consistent here with abbreviations for the episodes. Well, maybe I mean I'm not consistent. SIP or just Pink, for example.

 

August 17, 2012 2:51 am  #5


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I would love to have a hard copy of this list. Is there a way to print this one, or does anyone know of a link I could go to to get a print copy?


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August 18, 2012 2:02 pm  #6


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When I saw the title of this thread, I though something completely different. Sorry.


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August 18, 2012 6:41 pm  #7


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ImaSherlockGirl wrote:

I would love to have a hard copy of this list. Is there a way to print this one, or does anyone know of a link I could go to to get a print copy?

Yes.  There are 2 ways you can do this,  depending upon the browser you are using.   If  it's internet explorer,  just highlight what you want to print,  and right click your mouse and hit print.   Make sure the SELECTION circle is checked.  then  print in the normal manner. 

Other browswers  such as chrome  don't have this.   What you do then,  is  highlite what yu wanna print,  open  a word doc folder,  and copy  and paste  it there.  THEN  print it  in the normal  way.   Hope this helps you.


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August 18, 2012 7:06 pm  #8


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sherlockskitty wrote:

ImaSherlockGirl wrote:

I would love to have a hard copy of this list. Is there a way to print this one, or does anyone know of a link I could go to to get a print copy?

Yes.  There are 2 ways you can do this,  depending upon the browser you are using.   If  it's internet explorer,  just highlight what you want to print,  and right click your mouse and hit print.   Make sure the SELECTION circle is checked.  then  print in the normal manner. 

Other browswers  such as chrome  don't have this.   What you do then,  is  highlite what yu wanna print,  open  a word doc folder,  and copy  and paste  it there.  THEN  print it  in the normal  way.   Hope this helps you.

Thanks, sherlockskitty...worked perfectly! 


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August 18, 2012 8:44 pm  #9


Re: Four Letter Abbreviations of Canon Stories

I guess we should make new abbreviations for BBC Sherlock episodes. I normally abbreviate them like this:

ASIP
TBB
TGG
ASIB
THOB
TRF

But I guess if we were sticking to the four letters, I'd probably go with:

PINK
BANK
GAME
BELG
BASK
FALL

You could keep STUD, SCAN and HOUN but then it might get confusing as to whether you were talking about the series or the canon. At least if you keep them differently you could quite feasibly compare them both in the same sentence. Eg. "In BELG they did .... whereas in SCAN they did ..... "


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August 22, 2012 7:24 pm  #10


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