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Andrei in the office
lordandrei

TLA: Just brilliant.

When commenting about people's penchant to say, "PIN Number" (gah)

jnanacandra came up with a beautiful response.

Me: "You just want to hurt people who say "Enter your PIN number in the ATM machine"

Heather: "Yeah, but you can just tell them 'GFY Yourself' "


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Unforetunately it will be lost on them...

Correct me if I'm wrong...

but wouldn't the Y in GFY be for yourself?

Re: Correct me if I'm wrong...

That's the point.

Re: Correct me if I'm wrong...

Go Fuck Yourself Yourself?.. OK

Re: Correct me if I'm wrong...

Yeah. What lordandrei and jnanacandra were referring to that some people use TLAs (three-letter acronyms) inappropriately by redundantly adding to the acronym the word that the final letter of the acronym stands for. Hence, PIN number, where PIN stands for personal identification number; and ATM machine, where ATM stands for automatic teller machine.

Re: Correct me if I'm wrong...

heh PIN number.. never even noticed that before.

I used to be in the same camp, but I have been bombarded by so many acronyms that I'm beginnig to view a little redundancy is a good thing.

In high school, we had the PAB (Performing Arts Building) Building ::sigh::

not exactly a TLA, but

I wonder how many ATMs on the El Camino are programmed to say that?

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