Where did all the E’s go?

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The obsessional part of me has always been bothered by the fact that Avenue now seems to be abbreviated as Av instead of Ave as I was taught in Year 5.

I have always meant to write to Someone at Council but could not maintain my rage (or indeed remember that I cared) when a car trip was over. I finally tried to find out today why our Council uses Av on all its signs and I find ‘experts’ are split on what is standard. (A bit like experts on tree safety.)

I was over the moon when I found this sign today while I was out and about:

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