CId [Cld/cld as abbreviation]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by kevinxu8888, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. kevinxu8888 Member

    "Question from @Eagle_force_555: How influential was UK's sovereignty transfer of Hong Kong on the Chinese economy since then? #AskJohnSimpsonJohn answers: HK highly influential on China, less on economy than politically. Cld be major influence in the future #AskJohnSimpson"

    BBC's John Simpson held an Q&A session about China on twitter, he ansewered many questions and this is one of them. ( Could you please tell me what "CId" stands for? Thank you.
  2. GMF1991 Senior Member

    Cork, Ireland
    English (UK, Suffolk)
    It's actually CLD (but in non capitals), which is used as an abbreviation of "could".

  3. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    I think it is shorthand for 'could'. It makes sense in the context.

  4. kevinxu8888 Member

    Thank you.
  5. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    Tweets (Twitter messages) are limited to 140 characters total. That causes people who tweet to invent their own non-standard short forms frequently. They use these forms even when the rest of a specific message is short enough that they could spell out a word in full.

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