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you're all a bunch of pdf files
don't go down well on DiS these days.
FAO of People who say the last word of an acronym after the acronym.
let alone ATM machine
or CP Point
& everyone says "ATM". Was back in England a couple of weeks back & asked the checkout woman in Morrisons where the nearest ATM was. She had no idea what I was talking about.
UN Nations, mebbe.
RIP in piece
Then again, I might've said CAD draughting.
Not 100% certain.
Don't give a flying shit. But given how much incorrect apostrophes and the use of effect / affect rile me up, I can sympathise to an extent.
so i i always end up rewording what i wanna say
(Factory acceptance test). Said in our office.
A bit niche.
Totally acceptable, often preferable
"I will check with my colleagues with reference to the air con settings and get back to you EBD today."
What does EBD mean. The best I can come up with is end of business day. If so, then this is sort of it.
which business day.
I believe COB is more common and I would have no problem (apart from the obvious office-speak revulsion) with someone using "COB today".
Given syllables per letter, I guess it's only those which contain short words, at least one of which starts with a W
Unless you pronounce it 'wuh-wuh-wuh' like a pro.
It's not an acronym, but it gets used all the time and we could save literally minutes a year by saying wuh-wuh-wuh.
2. Nobody says it
If you can say it as its own word, it's an acronym.
I work in websites, and people say URLs to each other all the time. Wuh-wuh-wuh saves six syllables each time, adding up to about ten hours a week, I'd guess.
we have already ditched saying http://
here we ignore the www
You mean you don't say "huh-t'p"?
Sites on the staging server are stage.whoever.stuff.com
Sites in development are dev.whoever.stuff.com
Only live sites are www, so it's worth saying to disambiguate from dev or stage. Some awkward clients have URLs like weare.sofuckingspecial.com too.
But yeah, outside work, I tend to say 'facebook.com' or whatever. Big sites like that will redirect http://facebook.com to https://www.facebook.com anyhow.
...Dalston Kingsland station that said
Any of you lot remember it? I might have a pic on an old phone.