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#416624 - 02/28/09 12:23 PM What is it with...
47MartialMan Offline
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What are those words, if they have a category, that are misued per:

Chai tea (Actually Chai translate to tea) so this is like saying
"Tea Tea"

PC computer (PC means personal computer-used out of context to mean IBM based machines)
"Personal Computer Computer"

Bo Staff (In martial arts a staff is a quarter stick-bo is the Asian term and translates the same)
"Stick Staff"

Aregent Silver
"Silver Silver"


Can you think of any others?

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#416625 - 02/28/09 03:19 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: 47MartialMan]
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It's kind of similar to RAS(Redundant Acronym Syndrome) Syndrome.

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#416626 - 02/28/09 04:38 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: Inarai]
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#416627 - 03/01/09 10:43 AM Re: What is it with... [Re: Dereck]
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#416628 - 03/01/09 10:50 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: clmibb]
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#416629 - 03/02/09 05:06 AM Re: What is it with... [Re: clmibb]
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Quote:

ATM (Automated Teller Machine) Machine



Remember your PIN (Personal Identification Number) number!


Edited by ThomsonsPier (03/02/09 05:07 AM)
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#416630 - 03/02/09 09:06 AM Re: What is it with... [Re: ThomsonsPier]
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#416631 - 03/02/09 08:26 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: Dereck]
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Runs Batted In (RBI) is often said (or written) RBIs, much to the aficionado's chagrin.

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#416632 - 03/02/09 10:35 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: BlackPaladin]
JoelM Offline
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Would you rather RsBI?

I always thought that RBI was Run Batted In. Because if someone had 1 RBI then your way it would be 1 Runs Batted In, which is incorrect. So therefore RBIs would be correct for multiple and RBI for singular amount of runs batted in.


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#416633 - 03/03/09 05:41 AM Re: What is it with... [Re: JoelM]
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But RBIs is Runs Batted Ins, and that "s" there is wrong.

It is understood that the singular plural would be used if the acronym were spelled out. The extra "s" is just wrong, because the word can't be "ins" in this particular case.

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#416634 - 03/03/09 08:47 AM Re: What is it with... [Re: BlackPaladin]
JoelM Offline
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So you would prefer me to say "ARod got 4 RBI in the game today." Is that correct?
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#416635 - 03/04/09 04:33 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: JoelM]
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No. I'd prefer you to say, "A-Rod struck out in each at bat today", but then I'm a Red Sox fan.

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#416636 - 03/05/09 08:23 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: budobrubbie]
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Shrimp Scampi (Doesn't that really mean shrimp shrimp?)


Edited by RazorFoot (03/05/09 08:24 PM)
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#416637 - 03/05/09 09:01 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: RazorFoot]
JoelM Offline
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We should all take ourselves seriously...and then crumple that image up and toss it out the window.

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#416638 - 03/05/09 09:03 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: JoelM]
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Shrimp Lobster!

pwned!!

1-0
JoelM vs. Razorfoot

:P
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#416639 - 03/06/09 09:03 AM Re: What is it with... [Re: Ilove2Hit]
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#416640 - 03/06/09 03:34 PM Re: What is it with... [Re: Ilove2Hit]
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AHEM! From that same article...

"In the USA, "scampi" is often the menu name for shrimp in Italian-American cuisine (the actual word for "shrimp" in Italian is gamberi). The term "Scampi", by itself, is also the name of a dish of shrimp served in garlic butter and dry white wine, served either with bread, or over pasta."

The slate shall therefore be cleaned and the score remains nil to nil (not that it was a competition anyway but HAH! lol)


Edited by RazorFoot (03/06/09 03:35 PM)
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#416641 - 03/07/09 12:24 AM Re: What is it with... [Re: RazorFoot]
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would that be nil-nil or 1-1? Either way I win.
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