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By chevvron
#1844523
Rob L wrote:
Further: I believe it's impolite to assume folk know abbreviations; I do try my best to use the full expression upon first use as a courtesy to others :wink: .

Rob

A bugbear of mine too in the UK.
Take the acronym 'ATM'
Does it mean:-
Air Transport Movement
or
Air Traffic Management
or
Aerodrome Traffic Monitor?
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By AlanM
#1844535
chevvron wrote:
Rob L wrote:
Further: I believe it's impolite to assume folk know abbreviations; I do try my best to use the full expression upon first use as a courtesy to others :wink: .

Rob

A bugbear of mine too in the UK.
Take the acronym 'ATM'
Does it mean:-
Air Transport Movement
or
Air Traffic Management
or
Aerodrome Traffic Monitor?


Normally the context if how the acronym is written in a sentence is the giveaway...

“We have had 32 ATMs today”
Or
“There is an ATM webinar next week”
Or
“I notice the aircraft on the ATM”

(Or, I got a tenner out of the ATM!)

And if you don’t like acronyms don’t watch LOD.
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By AlanM
#1844557
Miscellaneous wrote:
AlanM wrote:Or, I got a tenner out of the ATM!

Mental note to self, don’t go for a beer or a curry with AlanM. :shock:

Cheapskate! :wink:


I have a tenner in me pocket from March. I haven’t used cash for such a long time - iPay all the way. (Inc buying a car!). Even ice cream vans here take digi payments. (Ruins my “got no cash on me” argument when with my daughter...)
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By G-JWTP
#1844561
AlanM wrote:
Miscellaneous wrote:
AlanM wrote:Or, I got a tenner out of the ATM!

Mental note to self, don’t go for a beer or a curry with AlanM. :shock:

Cheapskate! :wink:


I have a tenner in me pocket from March. I haven’t use cash for such a long time - iPay all the way. (Inc buying a car!).


Was it under that 'white fiver'.

:lol: :lol:

G-JWTP
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By AlanM
#1844567
G-JWTP wrote:
AlanM wrote:
Miscellaneous wrote:Mental note to self, don’t go for a beer or a curry with AlanM. :shock:

Cheapskate! :wink:


I have a tenner in me pocket from March. I haven’t use cash for such a long time - iPay all the way. (Inc buying a car!).


Was it under that 'white fiver'.

:lol: :lol:

G-JWTP


We still have £1 notes here!
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