SN, Sn, or s.n. may refer to:
· Tin, a metallic element with chemical symbol Sn
· Sthene, an obsolete unit of force or thrust in the metre-tonne-second system of units
· Symmetric group or Sn
· n-sphere or Sn
· sn, one of Jacobi’s elliptic functions
· Serial number
· Space Network, a NASA’s relay satellite system
· Spotter Network, a system for reporting location and severe weather observations of storm spotters and chasers
· Substantia nigra, a brain structure
· Supernova
· SN postcode area, the UK postcode district containing Swindon and much of North Wiltshire
· Standards Norway, the main standards organization of Norway
· Brussels Airlines's IATA code
· Sabena's IATA code
· SN Brussels Airlines's IATA code

· Senegal's ISO country code
· .sn, the ccTLD of Senegal

· Stronnictwo Narodowe (National Party), a Polish political party
· Shona language's ISO 639 alpha-2 code
· Sine nomine or s.n., a Latin term for “without a name”
· Samyutta Nikaya or SN, a Buddhist scripture
· Sutta Nipata or Sn, a Buddhist scripture
· sn, the surname attribute of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
· SMS Schlesien, a German battleship in World Wars I and II
· SN machine gun
See alsoEdit
· ΣΝ or Sigma Nu, a fraternity
· S/n (disambiguation)

allthingslinguistic:

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Indeed.

I had a discussion yesterday during a long van ride about pangrams. Some other excellent examples are:

Quick wafting zephyrs vex daft Jim.

Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack. (This one is used as the demo text for Google Web Fonts)

Cwm fjord bank…

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How many prepositions can you fit in one poem?

allthingslinguistic:

I lately lost a preposition.
It hid, I thought, beneath my chair.
And angrily I cried, “Perdition!”
Up from out of in under there. 

Correctness is my vade mecum,
And dangling phrases I abhor,
But yet I wondered, “What should he come
Up from out of in under there for?” 

-Morris Bishop

One of my favourite poems, which illustrates nicely that there is no reason at all why English cannot end a sentence with a preposition. Many, many prepositions, in fact. 

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From Big Belly to the Discoed Yew: the trees that grow on us We bond with trees like no other living thing. (via From Big Belly to the Discoed Yew: the trees that grow on us | Patrick Barkham | Comment is free | The Guardian)

From Big Belly to the Discoed Yew: the trees that grow on us We bond with trees like no other living thing. (via From Big Belly to the Discoed Yew: the trees that grow on us | Patrick Barkham | Comment is free | The Guardian)

Why the calls of the wild may be more complex than zoologists first thought Mathematical models offer new insights into animal vocal sequences, but evolution of language remains a mystery

Myshkin Ingawale approaches life with perpetual delight and curiosity. It’s what helped him invent a bloodless anemia test, and other tools to turn smartphones into mobile medical labs. Now, he’s turning his brainpower to facilitating the idea that people from the developing world should be authors of their own solutions. There is no better time than now, he says, when the internet provides a breeding ground for collaboration and innovation. For Myshkin, the next big thing is about connecting the right people so that they can come up with the next big thing themselves.

These four paintings by Peter Schmidt were included

in Brian Enos ‘Before and after Science’

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