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Assalaamu ‘alaikum dan Hai (peace be unto you and hi)

I’m back tonight to share words that are shortened in the English language:-). Some of these words could be found in our daily language usage. You will not believe how some of the words have been abbreviated in English, and what their original forms were.


Here goes….



Gym is the shortened form of the word ‘gymnasium’.

Exam is the shortened form of the word ‘examination’.

Lab is the shortened form of the word ‘laboratory’.

Petrol is the shortened form of the word ‘petroleum’.



Pram is the shortened form of the word ‘parambulator’.

Ad  is the shortened form of the word ‘advertisement’.

Combo is the shortened form of the word  ‘combination’.

E-mail is the shortened form of the word  ‘electronic mail’.

Dad is the shortened form of the word ‘daddy’.

Flu is the shortened form of the word ‘influenza’.

Mom is the shortened form of the word ‘mommy’.

Fan is the shortened form of the word ‘fanatic’.



Photo is the shortened form of the word ‘photograph’.

Teen is shortened form of the word ‘teenager’.

Phone is the shortened form of the word ‘telephone’.

Pants is the shortened form of the word ‘pantaloons’.

Bus is the shortened form of the word of the Latin word omnibus (for everyone).

Mob is the shortened form of the word of the Latin words, mobile vulgus (fickle crowd).

Knickers is the shortened form of the word ‘knickerbockers’.

Bra is the shortened form of the word ‘brassiere’.

Mini is the shortened form of the word ‘miniature’.

Bike is the shortened form of the word ‘bicycle’.



Burger is the shortened form of the word ‘hamburger’.

Gas is the shortened form of the word ‘gasoline’.

As you can see many words that we use today in the English language have been shortened/abbreviated from their original form.


Can you think of anymore?


I’ll close here for now, InshaaAllah. Wassalaam ‘alaikum dan selamat tinggal….peace be with you, and bye

Sam