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Old 23rd Nov 2004, 17:47   #1
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Today I spotted the following phrase several times in a publisher's catalogue - Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (named and shamed) you should know better!

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Old 23rd Nov 2004, 17:52   #2
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I do feel a bit of a twat when I bristle at the Chip and PIN system when the shop assistant asks me to enter my "PIN Number." But it has become such a universal term that it would be futile to protest. There is also the danger of sounding like John Humphrys in Lost for Words, which I am reading, where he starts to sound all of his ninety-six years (or whatever he is) with obsessional points about grammar that obscure his sensible points.
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I do feel a bit of a twat when I bristle at the Chip and PIN system when the shop assistant asks me to enter my "PIN Number." But it has become such a universal term that it would be futile to protest.
Yes - but still you would expect a publisher to know better .... especially a publisher of serious medical books

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