RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome

Subject: RE: For Your Amusement: RAS Syndrome
From: Susie Pearson <spearson -at- espial -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 14:09:47 -0500

Along a similar line (well sort of, not really), how about calling an
answering machine and preceding your message with "Hi, it's me."? What a
useless sentence... absolutely no information there!

Sahara Desert

Robert Rinehart wrote:

>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).
>


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