Sunday, July 22, 2007
I heard this statement yesterday, "I went to the ATM machine and completely forgot my PIN number."
A little redundant don't you think?
If I'm really, really honest with myself I suppose I've been guilty of saying Automated Teller Machine Machine too, but never have I ever said Personal Identification number number!!! (Ok, maybe that once.)
You have to laugh at us and our world of abbreviations and acronyms. My mother was the first to introduce me to one. She'd say A-Sap and I at first just thought it was a word that meant, "do that right this minute or else!"
Nowadays with computers and text messaging they are used all the time. The Government is notorious for them as well.
"Fast" words for our "fast" world.