Five Acronyms

What do the following acronyms have in common?

  • LCD display
  • ATM machine
  • PDF format
  • ISBN number
  • HIV virus

All five are examples of the RAS syndrome (Redundant Acronym Syndrome syndrome) in which the last word of the acronym is repeated.

  • Liquid-Crystal Display display
  • Automated Teller Machine machine
  • Portable Document Format format
  • International Standard Book Number number
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus virus

6 Missing Letters

Fill the blanks with 6 different letters to read a meaningful sentence.

A _losopher of _sic in _na _ght about the _ances of _tch.

You should add the 6 Greek letters φ (phi), μ (mu), χ (chi), τ (tau), ν (nu), π (pi), and get the sentence:

A philosopher of music in China taught about the nuances of pitch.