abuse of terminology was Re: [geeks] Booze and Religion and DIETS
kurt at csh.rit.edu
Mon Mar 11 09:41:19 CST 2002
On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Dave McGuire wrote:
> Then there are the "verticals" hanging against the sliding glass door
> at my mom's place. They're vertical BLINDS, dammit, if people REALLY
> need to shorten that term, they should at least call them BLINDS.
> Common language is littered with shit like this, and it really
> grinds on my nerves for some reason. Non-US people: Does this stuff
> happen in your circles as badly as it happens here?
Hey, what's even better is the LENGTHENING of terms for no reason.
"I need to hit an ATM machine"
ATM machine => Automatic Teller Machine Machine
And one of my favorites... the Windows WDM Driver Model
=> Windows Windows Driver Model Driver Model
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