Amers are too lazy to pron it all

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Despite my impression that the Americans are quite laid-back and taking their time, they are quick indeed when it comes to dealing with long words. Any word can be chopped to the most significant syllable(s). It doesn't matter that, what with all the latin in english, many of these words share the same initial syllable (because it's the same latin prefix), they often end up being shortened to exactly that.

Do not be dismayed with their habit to pronounce four or more words of product name and model when talking about their cars, sports or electronic gear - different rules apply in that case.
16-VII-2022 - 19-V-2024 go home  
Expression
Cut down to
Comment
abdominal muscle
ab
autobus
bus
was omnibus at first, fared the same
magazine
mag
npr „NY Mag's personal finance columnist...“
opportunity
op
as in 'photo op'
brother
bro
administrator
admin
apply a permanent undulation on one's hair
perm
capital letters
caps
synchronize, synchronization, synchronicity
kilocalory
calory
Doesn't matter that 1 Kcal equals 1000 cal, the difference is neglected. Sometimes they are called big and little calory, if there's a possibility of confusion.
milligram
mil
vibration
vibe
calory
cal
though it actually means a kilocalory