Re: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome

Subject: Re: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 12:53:19 -0600

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Robert Rinehart wrote:

My favorite in this category:

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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).





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