Thursday, April 12, 2007

Acronyms

Regular readers (whoever among you are left) will know how the misuse of language bothers me (refer to last post...or probably don't. It's better that way). So boo me if you must (go ahead, try it) but I will continue on the same vein.

Don't you just hate it when somebody uses an acronym but then also uses one of the words contained therein? For example, when somebody says "ATM machine". What do you think the "M" stands for, you mook? Or "PIN number", for that matter. The N=number already.

Anyway, I think I've made my point so I'll cut it here, lest Chris berate me.

Fine, one more. "HIV virus". Does that mean the Human immunodeficiency virus virus? It's a virus on the virus? Do they cancel each other? Does that mean we found a cure? ...morons...

Addendum: I am a petty man...in blog form only, I assure you. I am quite affable in person. :D

5 comments:

Masta said...

I'm confused. I don't know whether or not I should post here or on facebook. Facebook is assimilating everything.

I want to berate you but I just have nothing...I am curious as to how this thought came up. I thought people like you were focused on bigger things like ruling the world... And spaceships.

Vrej said...

Spaceships, fine. But ruling the world? Too much responsibility.

chicounet said...

Not if you have all of your anonymous henchmen doing all the work for you.

Vrej says: "You! Anonymous Henchman #2... Fetch me a coffee! Post haste!!! (add stereotypical evil laugh here)"

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Oddtree Baa Har said...

It's also a big no no to say "MRI imaging". It sounds like claws scratching blackboard.