Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Redundancy Award for Redundancy

On the way to the beach (again) on Saturday, my friends and I were baffled by a generic ATM that said "ATMS CASH."

The machine doesn't feature a punctuation error; it's just generally bizarre. I guess the problem is that the "S" in "ATM" shouldn't be there. I wanted to take a picture of it without the random guy in it (sorry, random guy!), but he was standing at the ATM for about five minutes, and I just couldn't wait any longer. He must have been confused by the sign, too.


Anonymous said...

The extra S is indeed odd, but perhaps the use of both ATM and CASH were to assist those that don't know what ATM means.

Becky said...

That is certainly possible. It would be fine if it said, "Get cash here" or something.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the signmaker was trying to indicate that the cash belongs to the ATM, but they left out an apostrophe? I know it's unlikely, but that's the only way this sign makes sense to me.