Re: [DML] Re: "concours" (double talk)
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Re: [DML] Re: "concours" (double talk)



Ah, so you mean "Americans." ;-)

Now I understand!

Oh well, I'm not competing anyway ... unless you count "putting more miles
on the car than the previous owner did" ... but that's just a personal
contest. :-)

Farrar Hudkins
#2613


On 12/4/07, d_rex_2002 <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>   Farrar,
>
> These are the same folks that use double words all the time,
> which make me cringe when reading them written, such as:
>
> VIN number = Vehicle Identification Number number
>
> ATM machine = Automated Teller Machine machine
>
> NIC card = Network Interface Card card
>
> Unfortunately, it seems like these things keep coming up more
> and more, even in "edited" publications.
>
> Maybe people will get embarrassed enough to start using the
> abbreviations correctly (especially in writing) but I doubt it.
>
> Keep the faith, Farrar. Things may change for the better.
>
> Later,
> Rich W.
>
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