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#1 2010-05-20 05:02:12

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 900

'D and A test' for 'DNA test'

Closely related to ‘D and C’ perhaps, including the notion of a scrape, and preceding ‘D and B’ which must surely involve those never regions in some way.

He had a D and A test done and it proved that my Dad wasnt the Dad. ... Is it possible for me and him to get a D and A test done without my …

So at some point we are going to have a D and A test done. (Oh and we use a condom. I talk to my exgirl friend. So we probably made that 1% ...

The other public defender was so incompetent that he requested “D and A testing” — he meant DNA — and told one client facing a felony charge …

There was lots of scientific stuff about D and A testing of bones using machines that probably cost millions, and people far brighter than me discussed the …



#2 2010-05-20 10:34:58

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2294

Re: 'D and A test' for 'DNA test'

Decent and Ascent?
Dead and Alive?
Drugs and Alcohol?



#3 2010-05-20 11:37:39

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 900

Re: 'D and A test' for 'DNA test'

Descendent and Ancestor?



#4 2010-05-21 10:05:44

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1910

Re: 'D and A test' for 'DNA test'

I’m reasonably sure I have seen (though I don’t have it in my database and couldn’t document it in a couple of minutes checking) “D and C” used non-facetiously for the Democratic National Committee. That would be essentially the same blooper as this one, I guess.
Unsurprisingly, it’s a round-tripper:

SNH Green stamps (aka food stamps/welfare debit cards) can only be applied to munchies or slurpies

There’s a sense in which this sort (a word turned into an initial) is a minimal Lehmann’s term; initials can be well viewed, for some purposes at least, as a kind of proper name.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2010-05-21 10:31:34)

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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