ATM Machine

Malaysia
March 16, 2007 1:03am CST
Why do people call ATM machine when it really mean Automated Telly Machine machine?
5 responses
• United States
16 Mar 07
Same reason they say PIN number! They both drive me crazy.
• United States
16 Mar 07
I hope that paying attention and reading the actual question counts for something when considering best response. ;)
• United States
18 Mar 07
LOL, thanks.
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
ATM is the shortcut call for Automated Teller Machine.
• United States
16 Mar 07
The irony here is killing me. I think you have the answer to your question, original poster.
16 Mar 07
Why do we call a recreational vehicle an RV? Why do we call a television a TV? Why do I read the phrase "LOL" in nearly every discussion post instead of the words "laugh out loud". Abbreviations make our lives easier. In this fast paced world, abbreviations, especially for long and complicated names or phrases help us to communicate our ideas more quickly and effectively.
• United States
16 Mar 07
Did anybody actually READ the question?
@pratu0708 (126)
• India
16 Mar 07
Irrespective of what it means ATM for me stands for any time money and it is boring and too long to every time have to say i am going to the Automated TElly Machine will be back in five minutes ATM is just easy.
@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
16 Mar 07
ATM stands for automatic teller machine. It means that it is taking the place of the human teller that you usually find inside the bank. It is just a shortening of the name and now almost everyone recognizes what you are talking about when you use the initials.