16 Feb 2014 — Letter Plurals
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Using lols, smilies, xs and os are no-nos in formal correspondence.
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Italicize x, o and no-no. (Use an italic font.)
Capitalize lol, o and x.
Using LOLs, smilies and Xs and Os are no-nos in formal correspondence.
Add an apostrophe -s: xs , os and no-nos.
Using lols, smilies, x's and o's are no-no's in formal correspondence.
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Using LOLs, smilies, x's and o's are no-no's in formal correspondence.
correspondence (n.) — communication by the exchange of letters, messages or email
LOL (abbr.) — laughing out loud
no-no (n.) — unacceptable
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