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Old 01-25-2018, 04:14 AM   #1499
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Unless spoken in a thick Boston accent: "eerieGAHHdliss!". That is a proper use of the word. That's just science.
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:21 AM   #1500
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If ATM stands for automated teller module, then ATM machine is acceptable and you are being arrogant to assume that only one definition is usable.

If "VIN" is short for vehicle identification nomenclature, then "VIN Number" is acceptable, but only if it is a number and not a collection of numbers, letters and symbols, which should be referenced as a serial code and not a number at all.

Your turn - go! Pat

Edit - arrogant hat on and running for the exit.

That fails the old test of a sniff,
Your logic falls over a cliff.
If this item then
Should work time and again
But both of those "IFs" were a whiff!
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:24 AM   #1501
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For all intensive purposes. And of course "mute point".


Vaseline intensive care is used for all intensive purposes. Used on your hitch ball, it can alleviate intensive porpoises. But the point is mute.
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:59 AM   #1502
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For all intensive purposes. And of course "mute point".
This one gets extra credit, as it references the topic of this thread.
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:17 AM   #1503
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It's "moot point." The word "mute" means silent.

If you're going to argue tautologies like "ATM Machine" and "VIN Number" then you might as well include debit card "PIN Numbers," or "It's 9:00 a.m. in the morning," or "and etc." or "necessary requirements." There are just so many redundant tautologies (there's another one) that we could start a whole new tautology thread as well. And there's another one used by accident: you can't start an old thread, so "start a new thread" counts as a tautology, too.
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:09 AM   #1505
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It's "moot point." The word "mute" means silent.

If you're going to argue tautologies like "ATM Machine" and "VIN Number" then you might as well include debit card "PIN Numbers," or "It's 9:00 a.m. in the morning," or "and etc." or "necessary requirements." There are just so many redundant tautologies (there's another one) that we could start a whole new tautology thread as well. And there's another one used by accident: you can't start an old thread, so "start a new thread" counts as a tautology, too.


Perhaps, but this one seems to get re-started more often than not.
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It's "moot point." The word "mute" means silent.

If you're going to argue tautologies like "ATM Machine" and "VIN Number" then you might as well include debit card "PIN Numbers," or "It's 9:00 a.m. in the morning," or "and etc." or "necessary requirements." There are just so many redundant tautologies (there's another one) that we could start a whole new tautology thread as well. And there's another one used by accident: you can't start an old thread, so "start a new thread" counts as a tautology, too.


One of my favorites is “these ones”...::
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It's "moot point." The word "mute" means silent.
You beat me to the point unless the point is that we wish the points were left mute?
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One of my favorites is “these ones”...::
As opposed to these ones?
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-- snip -- sniff, -- snip -- cliff -- snip -- then
-- snip -- again -- snip -- whiff!
No sniff, cliff, then, again, or whiff in ATM or VIN designations.
Requires alternate sugestions.
Even the response included ifs.
So then try again your tif.
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Unless spoken in a thick Boston accent: "eerieGAHHdliss!". That is a proper use of the word. That's just science.
I've been to Boston. They all drink "wutter". Whatever that is.
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You beat me to the point unless the point is that we wish the points were left mute?
I know right?
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:59 PM   #1512
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I've been to Boston. They all drink "wutter". Whatever that is.


You haven't been to the right pahts of Bawstin then. They drink wadduh. I think it's Baltimore where they drink wutter.
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