Re: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome
My favorite in this category:
From: Wilcox, Rose (ZB5646) [mailto:Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- pinnaclewest -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 12:33 PM
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).
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RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome: From: Robert Rinehart
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