Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Comic Con

"Cover your ears," indeed. You don't want to hear Margo — or anyone else — refer to "PIN numbers." PIN is an acronym; it stands for Personal Identification Number. Thus, "PIN number" is literally "Personal Identification Number number." Ugh. Same goes for "SAT test" and "ATM machine," among other habitual offenders. (And yes, these are included in the "Pet Peeves" section of my site.) Next time you see or hear one of these ridiculous redundancies, run to the panic tree. I'll be there, waiting.

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