yes, people from the UK are lazy too. they have adopted the "abbreviation." well... at least they don't say "ad"
Charles: Good day William, are you aware my acquaintance, Victoria appeared in a advert for crumpets last night.
William: Indeed I have, Charles.
*they both sip tea*
Thought to be inspired by an ancient Celtic folktale where the protagonist was given a bottle of courage, which inconviently ran out at the climax of the story and the hero ran away and wet his pants
Bill: I can't ask her out, she's too perfect
Bob: Don't BOTTLE OUT now