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R.F.I.D. or "Arfid" chip?

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Kevin, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    So I'm watching a CSI re-run last and part of the story line involved a computer geek sticking an RFID chip under their skin to use a hands-free security badge. OK, just the usual TV type stuff but... it was driving me nuts because instead of calling it an R.F.I.D. (as in "R F I D") they kept pronouncing it as "Arfid" as though it were a word instead of an abbreviated name.

    Never have I heard somebody say "Arfid" when dealing with RFID chips.

    So what say you all... "Arfid" or "R F I D" chip?
  2. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

    Sep 19, 2009
    Illinois, planet Earth
    I don't watch the show, but I'm aware of it. I would say R-fid.
  3. mighty

    mighty Cadet

    Jun 12, 2010
    R-fid is not new so many people call it R-fid and some say R.F.I.D.
    What's unusual or new in it?
  4. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

    Jan 16, 2005
    I guess if an acronym or the initials of a device has some way of being said simpler, then it does.

    I bet you can't get a solid answer out of people on the whole internet thing:

    www. "double-u, double-u, double-u"
    www. "world wide web"

    Which of those two is simpler to say? Has less syllables?

    Looking at R.F.I.D in that light, I'd lean towards "R-fid" if I was to ever use it in conversation.

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