Do you know what the “M” in “ATM” is? Does it really irk you to see an “ATM Machine Inside” sign? If so, take a look at some of the photos at It’s A Wacky, Wacky World.

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2024-02-05: Broken links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

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  1. Others that annoy me are:

    NIC Card (Network Interface Card Card)
    LCD Display (Liquid Crystal Display Display)

  2. On the ATM Machine theme: PIN Number (Personal Identification Number Number)

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