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Jul. 28th, 2010
06:01 pm -
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July 29th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, and I'm thinking that not only has this not happened to "PIN", it may never happen thanks to the popularity of "PIN number". And my main point is, I'm not sure this is a bad thing.
CEL? That's what an animator inks & paints on! (Well, not anymore thanks to digital work...)
MIL? That means "military"!
Of course, everybody just calls it the "check engine light". People seem to have an upper tolerance of about five syllables for names of things ("hot water heater", "fire extinguisher", etc.) And of course, "personal identification number" blows way past that limit.