When I was a kid, I collected brand names that were also generics (I’m all that’s left of a very bizarre childhood). Among my prizes were
- Scotch Tape
you get the idea
(Okay, we didn’t have the last one or I’d be a lot richer)
Yesterday,after passing a sign that said “ATM Machine,” my daughter and I started a small collections of acronym redundancies. Here’s our starter list, you are invited to add more
CD Rom Disk (a variant)
GIF Format (and if you are over 40 that is pronounced with a soft g, but if you are under 40 or a designer, a hard g)
You are invited to contribute as you run across more.
And while you’re at it, let’s create a full list of the recursive acronyms, such as GNU, LAME, PHP… Those are fun too.