Re: Pluralization of MSDS?

Subject: Re: Pluralization of MSDS?
From: Traci Pearson <pearsontechcomm -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:46:22 -0600

Chicago Manual of Style (section 6/16):
As far as it can be done...form the plural by adding s alone:
all SOSs
several YMCAs and AYHs

At 01:12 PM 4/23/2009, you wrote:
>I'd appreciate some opinions on this!
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>MSDSs?
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>MSDS's?
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>MSDEsses? (I kid, I kid.)
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>Or, do I just spell out "Material Safety Data Sheets" every time?
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>(Before anyone mentions it, I realize that a similar issue came up a few
>weeks ago *I think*, but I don't recall whether or not it dealt with
>acronyms. Also, for some reason I vaguely remember that someone
>pointed to a resource which indicated that the apostrophe method was
>appropriate, but in all honesty, it just doesn't look right to me.
>Spelling out "Material Safety Data Sheets" fifty times is a last resort,
>but I'll do it if it stands the best chance of keeping me sane!)
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>Thanks!
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>-Vin
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