The abbreviation "KK" has many uses. These are the top ten.
10. Use as a car designation
The 2008-2013 model of the Jeep Liberty was titled the Liberty KK, taken from a common police fleet designation. The remodel ended when the Liberty plant was shutdown in June 2012 to refit the plant to produce the Jeep Cherokee instead (which was what the Liberty was called internationally).
9. This song by Wiz Khalifa (snsfw)
Hint: It's about weed.
8. Hindi signer Krishnakumar Kunnath (too annoying for work)
The abbreviation for "imperial-royal", pertaining to the Austrian Empire before 1867 and to the Austrian part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1867-1918 as k.u.k. is just an awesome way to say you're king.
6. The abbreviation for those too lazy to write "OK cool"
You know, what your sister texts you when your mom says to tell her it's time to come home for dinner.
5. The catalog designation number for the work of Frederic Chopin (sfw)
The famous Polish composer's work was curated by Krystyna Kobylańska, a Polish musicologist, and former Curator of the Fryderyk Chopin Society Museum in Warsaw.
In 1977 she authored Frédéric Chopin: Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis, which became known as the Kobylańska Katalog or KK, a complete and definitive thematic catalog of all the musical works by Frédéric Chopin.
4. The old school name for a subway line in New York City now referred to as the J/Z
Spanning from Jamaica Center in Queens to to Broad Street in the Financial District, also distinguished as the tarra cotta brown line.
3. The city of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
We realise you almost certainly didn't come to Sabah for the urban scene, but you have to book permits somewhere, you gotta sleep after climbing Mt Kinabalu/diving in Sipadan/exploring the jungle etc, and you need some place to connect to onward travel, and KK, as everyone calls it, is a good place (sometimes the only place) to do all of the above. The centre is walkable. The population is a spicy mix of expats, Chinese, indigenous Kadazan and of course, Malays. The food is good - surprisingly good, given you're in Malaysia's hinterlands. Nightlife is fun, a testament to Sabah's laid-back approach to life; there aren't a lot of bars. The downside is out of control construction; KK desperately seems to want to answer the question, ‘How many empty malls can we build in one city?' but past this one demerit, it's hard not to love this town.
2. Kevin Kiermaier, Rays official Center Fielder
The outfielder nominated for a gold glove in his rookie campaign is officially taking over center field. He's a walk balk through some top articles to grace DRaysBay so we can all continue to appreciate the man, the arm, the speed, the mystery that is KK and his maybe hot maybe not bat:
Interview: Kevin Kiermaier, future center fielder for the Tampa Bay Rays
Enjoying Kevin Kiermaier fielding videos, part one
Enjoying Kevin Kiermaier fielding videos, part two
Kevin Kiermaier calls Rays highlights as Jay-Z
Kevin Kiermaier's humble beginnings
1. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Living in the Greater Boston area, I am trapped in the land of Dunkin' Donuts, which besides being unable to spell the word doughnut correctly, has been pawning off on the population what amounts to a bagel with glaze and cheap frosting. Y'all in the south don't know how good you have it. Mom and pop shops are my only solace for a semi-decent doughnut while I live out my life in the best city.
On several occasions I have considered booking a flight somewhere with the secret ambition of just tracking down some tasty, melt-in-your-mouth, 200 Calorie glazed doughnuts.
I could eat a whole box right now.
They also make excellent burgers, if you're ever at the Tampa Fairgrounds or are feeling ambitious in the kitchen -- and are soon to debut as hot dog buns thanks to this Kansas City affiliate:
We partnered with @krispykreme and we present to you: The Krispy Kreme Donut Dog pic.twitter.com/1EwgIVlVC0— Wilmington BlueRocks (@WilmBlueRocks) March 11, 2015
Anyway, I'm happy for you Kiermaier. Go get em.