Sunday, May 05, 2019


Yeah, it's a redundancy when you realize that ATM already has the word "machine" in the acronym, but people say "machine" anyway. PIN works the same way. Still, my favorite redundancy I hear all the time is "Where are you located at?" There are three words in that sentence that mean the same thing, and two can be dropped. "Where are you?" is sufficient. This comic is from Zack Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.


Bicycle Bill said...

An ATMM?  Isn't that one of those gizmos where you have to enter your PINN
(Personal Identification Number Number)?


Spellucci said...

Check out the Redundant Acronym Phrase page at

AC Current (alternating current current)
and lots more for your enjoyment.

Miss Cellania said...

Okay, Spellucci, I had to post that at Neatorama. Vote it up!

Vireya said...

I've never heard anyone say "ATM machine" in this part of the world, although "pin number" is pretty standard.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Where are you?
Where is that located?

"Where are you located at?" combines the two thereby saving time when the alien nazi reptile hit squad is catching up.