# PIN number

Mr Mole 13:05 17 Apr 08
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On a similar vein to the "aitch v haitch thread".
Just how annoying is it to hear those in the financial sector refering to PIN number? That is a Personal Identification Number Number.
They should know better but clearly can not be bothered to use the the correct terminology.

Quickbeam 13:29 17 Apr 08

I thought you were going to disclose the PIN for a very big bank account:)

"Just how annoying is it to hear those in the financial sector refering to PIN number?"

In truth, erm....not very?

jack 14:32 17 Apr 08

We could make a special forum.
Aitch not H... of course
PI number not PIN number
it goes on and on
one thing that winds me up is when a number[any number] has increased by 120% or 200%
It is so ambiguous
5% is 5 parts in a 100
100% is all of it
So is 120%- 100 plus 20/100ths more
or
100 x20
or even
100 x 120
Yet some how we seem to get the inference - I think.
or do we?

tullie 14:52 17 Apr 08

I allways tend to say pin number,if little things like this irritate time to see the doc.

belfman 14:55 17 Apr 08

120% is perfectly correct, it tells me it's 2.2 times bigger than the original.

Ancient Learner 15:56 17 Apr 08

Jack. That 120% increase business always baffles me. And how it be 2.2 times bigger totally defeats me. Surely it is 6/5ths larger.

bremner 16:00 17 Apr 08

120 % of 100 is 120

2.2 x 100 = 220

bremner 16:02 17 Apr 08

However as belfman says it could be understand as meaning 120% bigger than 100 so this would be 100 + 120% of 100 = 220

Great is it not.

Ancient Learner 16:19 17 Apr 08

I thought that if something was bigger by a percentage you multiplied not added.

Bingalau 17:08 17 Apr 08