P&L or P/L?

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P&L or P/L?

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how do you abbreviate profit or loss? P&L or P/L?
On one hand, there is no 'and' in 'profit or loss', so why use '&'?
On the other hand, it's 'P and L' in the abbreviation...
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PL ;)
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between accountants, yes PL or IS I'd say.
otherwise 'profit or loss account'
or anything in between.
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We use PnL :lol:
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Almost like 'P&L' :)
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I'm almost always be using P&L
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PnL or P&L gives the correct impression that one is looking at a combined concept

P/L gives the impression of a ratio (like C/I or P/E), which it is not. Not a problem if you know what it means, but good terminology should really explain itself ;)
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I like this point!
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