The Corner

Re: Jay Nordlinger’s Impromptu On State Abbreviations

Right on, Jay. “Mass.” is much more human than “MA.” I have noticed that

older people–I am talking about over 70s–here on Long Island still often

write their address as “Huntington, L.I.” instead of the

bureaucratically-correct “Huntington, NY.” I am so taken with this that I

have started doing it myself–though it will probably mean that half my mail

will get redirected to Louisiana, or Lower Indiana, or somewhere.

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