Regex to match partial words (JavaScript)

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Published on 2010-04-16T17:55:37Z Indexed on 2010/04/16 18:03 UTC
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I would like to craft a case-insensitive regex (for JavaScript) that matches street names, even if each word has been abbreviated. For example:

n univ av should match N University Ave

king blv should match Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

ne 9th should match both NE 9th St and 9th St NE

Bonus points (JK) for a "replace" regex that wraps the matched text with <b> tags.

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