Grr. I am being irritated every advert break

  wiz-king 14:18 18 Nov 2013

By the computer advert for a 'me mo' pad. I was taught that it was 'mem o' short for memorandum.

  Forum Editor 14:38 18 Nov 2013

You're not seeing an ad for a memo pad - it's a MeMO Pad. The name is a registered trademark, and it's pronounced 'Meemo'.

  wiz-king 14:04 19 Nov 2013

Good explanation - but it still grates on the ear.

  Forum Editor 16:23 19 Nov 2013

It grates on your ear because you're hearing 'Memo pad'. Get over that, and it should cease to grate - it's a trade name, not an abbreviated noun.

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