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Pet Peeve of mine ATM/VIN

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ElSupreme, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. ElSupreme

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    So I see 'VIN number' (and sadly have to use it some times to avoid confusion) a lot and it bugs me. Here is what I hear every time someone says ATM machine!

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    Far too much time on your hands? Nice drawing though :)
     
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    Don't forget you have to enter your PIN Number to use the ATM machine! :tongue:
     
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    All this time I thought an ATM machine was an "At The Moment machine". :-o
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    And I thought ATM stood for "At The Money", which then logically means one is indeed "at the money machine" when standing in front of an ATM machine.:wink:
     
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    Back home (Wisconsin) ATMs used to be labeled TYME machines... (Take your money everywhere)

    My Tesla could be my TYME machine. (Take Your ModelS Everywhere)
     
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    #10 TEG, Dec 18, 2012
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    "VIN number" could be interpreted as index into a list of VINs.

    So when someone says "I have VIN number 3" it could mean they have the 3rd one made, and those with a VIN list could look down at entry 3 and see the actual/full VIN for "VIN number 3".

    (OK, I am stretching a bit here.)

    BTW, some people say "PIN code" rather than "PIN number".

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    Then there is the whole "Roadster has 6831 batteries" saying.
    Cell=One unit.
    Battery=Pack of cells.
    Roadster has one "Battery" of 6831 "Cells".

    But I think you could get on some semantical roller coaster there.
    "The ESS (Energy Storage System) is a 'Battery Pack' as it is a box/pack that contains a battery of cells."
     
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    Well, if you want to keep it hot...


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    No, that is the "Politically Correct Computer".

    (It has no F5 key :wink: )
     
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    While we are on the subject can we have a series of PSAs on apostrophes and when NOT to use them? :-O!
     

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