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I strongly agree with one particular aspect of Mike Welch’s column on mistakes, “Some Mistakes are Bigger Than Others”, in the Dec. 1 issue. That being those people who still refer to ATMs as “automatic teller machines”, as opposed to “automated teller machines.” However, to further compound that mistake, (and something that just makes my teeth grind together), are when people (and journalists) refer to them not only as “automatic” teller machines, but as “ATM Machines”… As in “I have to stop by the ATM machine.” Whenever I hear that I have to respond, “picking up a new ATM are you?” After all, they are visiting the “automated teller machine machine”, the mechanism that manufactures ATMs. Happy holidays! Gary Gardner Principal Lobbyist GRG Government Relations Seattle

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