The title of this post is redundant, because that’s what this rant is about. Yes, I know, a lot of people will think I just have too much time on my hands, but redundant acronyms drive me crazy!
For anyone who doesn’t already know, “ATM” stands for “Automatic Teller Machine.” It’s an “ATM,” not an “ATM Machine!”
Nor is it a “PIN Number” or “VIN Number.” It’s either a “PIN” or a “VIN,” nothing else! “Personal Identification Number Number” sounds ridiculous, as does a “Vehicle Identification Number Number.”
For those of you who feel compelled to add words to acronyms, please do it properly. If you want to say “AT Machine,” that’s okay, as is “PI Number” and “VI Number.”
Well, gotta go now, because I’m low on cash. Have to run down to the ATM Machine. I hope I can remember my PIN Number.