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Redundant Acronym Syndrome?

Post 1

Euan - † - Getting a new laser to play with - woohoo

Saw this some time ago in New Scientist and thought it might go well here.

Redundant Acronym Syndrome (hereafter RAS syndrome) is the problem whereby the acronym for something becomes an adjective rather than a noun. Hence the S in RAS syndrome is redundant.

Other examples include PIN number and the doubly redundant ABS braking system.

Redundant Acronym Syndrome?

Post 2

Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

heh! So true. Tautology in minimalist form.

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