16 July 2008

Okay, fine, I give up

I've been resisting it on principle but I've caved and have started referring to Shah Rukh Khan by his initials (SRK) like everyone else.  It's just so much easier to type and it seems to fit.

But I'm still holding out on abbreviating movie titles. KKHH, KANK, KHNH, K3G, KHKN*, I always get confused by the Ks and have to think about it too much. There's DDLJ** too without the Ks, but still no! not even for that. I like seeing the whole title as I type, and I like spelling it out. I don't care if other people abbreviate their titles, but I'm not going to. I'm idiosyncratic (idiotic) that way.

Abbreviation gods: 1,  Me: 1

We'll see how long it lasts.

*Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alivda Naa Kehna, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

**Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge


  1. I've acclimated to the SRK thing by alternating between that and just "Shah Rukh" in the same piece. That way, I can tell myself it's in the interest of variety and mixing it up.

    I do, of course, still tend to call everybody by their first names alone, so that shortens things. Like I know Irfan and Rishi personally...

  2. I am with you on the abbreviation thing. It needs too much thinking to figure out which K movie is referred to! I get round it by mentioning the full form in one sentence and then the shortened version thereafter so readers like me wont get confused!