"Well, abbreviate 'community,' that's the longest word," suggested Dick.
It is common, however, to abbreviate them in a manner peculiarly Malay.
Page 289: "Ben: Perley Poore" did abbreviate his first name with a colon.
She thought his name long, but had not yet decided how to abbreviate it.
There are a number of words which we abbreviate or contract, in our every-day use.