RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome

Subject: RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome
From: Robert Rinehart <rrinehart -at- smithdata -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 13:41:20 -0500


My favorite in this category:

PIN Number.

-----Original Message-----
From: Wilcox, Rose (ZB5646) [mailto:Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- pinnaclewest -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 12:33 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome



A post on ADS-L (American Dialect Society - List) mentioned a long-running
correspondence in the New Scientist about redundant acronym-noun
combinations,
which they've named RAS Syndrome (that is, Redundant Acronym Syndrome
Syndrome). An example found on Linguist List is also given -- HPSG grammar
(that is,
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar grammar).

Rose A. Wilcox
Project Office / Power Trading
Communication Specialist / Technical Writer
CHQ Phone: 602-250-3453
502 Phone: 602-250-1564
Pager: 602-420-4623
Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- PinnacleWest -dot- com



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