[Ads-l] Estimated ETA

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 15 14:03:13 UTC 2015


Presumably the technical "redundancy" comes from an understandable desire
to make the   term easier to comprehend quickly.  Mere initials can be
misheard.

JL

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 9:23 AM, Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:

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> On 7/15/15 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
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> > From:    Neal Whitman<nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET>
> > Subject: Estimated ETA
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> > Topic line in an email telling when to expect our Boy Scouts back from
> > summer camp.
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> > Neal
> It's not totally redundant if you think the "E" in "ETA" stands for
> "Expected". There may be some awkwardness in "estimated Expected Time of
> Arrival," but not complete redundancy.
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