Saturday, September 24, 2011
... sometimes free is not a good price but it is here...
was researching ISBNs online and came across a common mistake.
“How to read an ISBN number.” Or, “How to interpret an ISBN number.”
ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number thus when you write ISBN number you are being redundant. Lose the second number.
ISBN isn’t alone. I’ve often heard people say PIN number or VIN number. Same problem. Rikki lose that number.
For some reason SSN and SIN don’t have that problem. I think it’s because people will say, “Social Security Number” or “Social Insurance Number” and avoid using the acronyms.
Posted 2011/09/24 at 09h09ET in Words.