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Shouldn't it just be "VIN"
and not "VIN number" or "VIN #" ? I see that alot.
I guess when you say it could be taken as "VINumber". heh heh

It bugs me just little bit.
 

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Kohaku said:
Shouldn't it just be "VIN"
and not "VIN number" or "VIN #" ? I see that alot.
I guess when you say it could be taken as "VINumber". heh heh

It bugs me just little bit.
Same as PIN number. It's one of many redundancies that has permeated our lexicon. Some of my favorites:

surrounded on all sides - surrounded implies on all sides
unexpected surprise - all surprises are unexpected
past experience - if you have experience, it's in the past

-car related-

foot pedal - pedal implies foot
foreign imports - seems pretty self explanitory
 

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Kohaku said:
Shouldn't it just be "VIN"
and not "VIN number" or "VIN #" ? I see that alot.
I guess when you say it could be taken as "VINumber". heh heh

It bugs me just little bit.
You are right, becaue your actually calling it a vehicle identification number number :laughlitt :laughlitt
Like the department of redundancy department :eyebulge:
 

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fighting related:

head butt - butt implies head. It's like saying fist punch or foot kick.
 

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I'm in the car business, so I hear that all the time. Usually I can ask for the VIN, and a customer knows what that means. On these boards half the posters don't understand punctuation, so your question would be lost on them!!!
 

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It was a term used by people that worked in the Department of Redundancy Department!!:wavey
 

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A little off topic...I think it was in one of the Naked Gun movies where someone was reading a newspaper where the headline read "FOUND DYSLEXIA FOR CURE".
 

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J&D said:
It was a term used by people that worked in the Department of Redundancy Department!!:wavey
That is a redundant post. :cool:
 

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My point exactly!!! But who's counting.


My head hurts!!
 

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FordFreak said:
A little off topic...I think it was in one of the Naked Gun movies where someone was reading a newspaper where the headline read "FOUND DYSLEXIA FOR CURE".
Dyslexics Untie!
 

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Hot Water Heater= :rolleyes:
You heat cold water to make it hot...It's called a "Water Heater"
 

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Add another dimension:

All generalities are false!!
 

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nghtrnnr said:
good god men...all thats missing from this conversation is a lava lamp and some mary jane.
LOL!! Stoenr?
 

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Another common one...

ATM machine
 

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The term which bothers me the most is "I could care less". I want to punch a person when they say that. That implies that you do, in fact, care.
 
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