RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome

Subject: RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome
From: Kelly Werner <kwerner -at- eaglesoft -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 12:51:41 -0600

and it's cousin: VIN number..

My favorite in this category:

PIN Number.
A post on ADS-L (American Dialect Society - List) mentioned a long-running
correspondence in the New Scientist about redundant acronym-noun
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).


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