Capitalization of an abbreviation in a subject line

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If I have to write 'wrt' in a subject line, should it be all small/all caps/first letter capital?

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That depends upon the intended meaning of "wrt" within your context.

If you are using it as text-speak for "write" then Patty's answer applies.

However, you said ABBREVIATION... not disemvowelation.

What is "WRT" an abbreviation for?

World Reading Tuesday?

White Rat Turds?

Wednesday reveals Thursday?

link answered Dec 22 '12 at 08:45 Tony Proano Expert

Hi Tony,'wrt' stands for 'with respect to' and is a commonly used abbreviation in this part of the world. Hence, I didn't realize that one might not understand it. Sorry for the incomplete question. I hope I can get a resolution to my query now. In case you need any other detail please let me know. Thanks in advance! :)

Ankur SharmaDec 24 '12 at 10:43

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Normally, acronyms are capitalized. That would make it WRT. I'm assuming you're talking about the subject line in a memo or email. If that is the case, either 'in re' or simply 're' are easy to type and are universally understood.

link answered Dec 27 '12 at 12:45 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Perfect. Thanks Lewis! :)

Ankur SharmaDec 27 '12 at 21:05

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Purposely removing vowels from words, as is common when many people send text messages, is completely and entirely outside of the bounds of grammar rules.  In other words, there are no rules when one chooses to not follow the rules.  Do whatever you want to do if you don't intend to write in English. 

link answered Dec 21 '12 at 20:40 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Hi Patty,
'wrt' stands for 'with respect/regard to'.

P.S. I am trying to follow the rules here that's why I asked the question in the first place.

Ankur SharmaDec 24 '12 at 10:45

I had no idea that "wrt" was supposed to mean that, Ankur. That is because it is not an English word. It is also not an abbreviation. It is an initialization. You are asking this question on a forum that discusses grammar. My answer stands. This has nothing to do with grammar. You might want to ask someone who discusses text speech etiquette.

Patty TDec 24 '12 at 13:18

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