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Uluru
formerly known as Ayers Rock

Umist
the former University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology merged with the University of Manchester in 2004

UN
no need to spell out United Nations, even at first mention

unbiased

uncharted
not unchartered

uncooperative

underage

underestimate, understate
take care that you don't mean overestimate or overstate (we often get this wrong)

underground
but London Underground for name of company

under way
not underway

uninterested
means not taking an interest; not synonymous with disinterested, which means unbiased, objective

union flag
not union jack

United Kingdom
England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; no need to write in full: say Britain or the UK

universities
cap up, eg University of Bolton, Sheffield University and when talking about our own instituion

unmistakable

upmarket

up to date
but in an up-to-date fashion

US
for United States, not USA: no need to spell out, even at first mention; America is also acceptable

Utilise is a grand word for 'use' and unnecessarily so. Let's keep our language easy to understand.

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