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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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#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]
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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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