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Jun 25th 2013 at 5:39:17 AM •••

In the Zelda example:

Is there actually such a debate for this this one? I've never, never heard of Ocarina Of Time with a "The"...

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Feb 25th 2016 at 4:09:22 AM •••

That's because the only the is "The" Legend Of Zelda. If there is a debate over the acronym of the subtitle, there shouldn't be.

Apr 11th 2012 at 9:19:18 PM •••

I think the inclusion of "United Kingdom", "-States" and "-Nations" is a bit off. Surely nobody ever refers to those entities without the definite article, and it would sound pretty silly if somebody said "I'm from United Kingdom", or "Hi, I'm the President of United States", or "I believe United Nations should intervene".

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Nov 14th 2012 at 2:23:09 PM •••

Speaking as someone who's lived in the UK for twenty years, I have never heard anyone miss out the definite article when they use it as a noun ("I live in the UK"). It does however drop the article when used as an adjective ("This is a UK passport").

Mar 20th 2013 at 10:57:24 PM •••

US is the same way. It's "the United States of America" (as seen on the Presidential seal), or the US/USA/United States, but when used as an adjective it's just "US" (a US passport, a US citizen, etc).

I'm going to go ahead and remove those two entries, but I'll leave United Nations because it's a bit trickier.

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