ORIGINAL AIRDATE: March 19th, 1990 —
A long lost violin sends MacGyver and a friend on an adventure across town.
MISSION: When MacGyver is clipped by a negligent driver, she offers him a ride. What follows is a French new wave meandering around town in search of a centuries old violin with an impressive price tag.
This week’s highlights include:
RAS syndrome (P)
RAS syndrome (short for “redundant acronym syndrome syndrome”) refers to the use of one or more of the words that make up an acronym in conjunction with the abbreviated form, thus in effect repeating one or more words. Two common examples are “PIN number” (the “N” in PIN stands for “number”) and “ATM machine” (the “M” in ATM stands for “machine”). Other names for the phenomenon include PNS syndrome (“PIN number syndrome syndrome”, which expands to “personal identification number number syndrome syndrome”) or RAP phrases (“redundant acronym phrase phrases”)
Check out the article on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAS_syndrome.