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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (May 16, 2010)

Pin Number?

Do you know what the acronym, PIN, stands for? If you do, you get the joke in my title: Personal Information Number it is! So, when we say, make sure to change your "PIN number" we are saying, in effect, "Change your Personal Information Number number."

Here are a few other common examples:

SAT test (the T stands for test)

ATM machine (M = Machine!)

LCD display (can you figure it out on your own?)

ISBN number

HIV virus

Remember the meanings and you can confidently write, "I went to the ATM to take out some money, but I'm sorry to say my account was empty!"

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