RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome

Subject: RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome
From: "Rock, Megan" <Megan -dot- Rock -at- fanucrobotics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 14:02:03 -0500

and how about PAC code...

> and it's cousin: VIN number..
> My favorite in this category:
> PIN Number.

You have to admit that it's easier to say "vin number" or "pack code" or
"pin number" than "vee-eye number," "pee-ay code," or "pee-eye number." Our
language tends to prefer consonant-vowel-consonant patterns, which is
probably why the acronym-noun redundancies occur so often.

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