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Friday June 24, 2005
01:44 PM

TIMTOWTDI vs. TMTOWTDI

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It looks like there is more than one way to do "There is more than one way to do it". I've always thought TIMTOWTDI was just that... looks like I was wrong and the first 'I' is not present in the acronym and that it's really "There's more than one way to do it" (TMTOWTDI).

Here's a google fight to back it up.

Still, I like TIMTOWTDI better and think that I'll deal with looking like a fool and keep using it... who dropped the 'I' anyway :)
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  • Yes, I remember noticing once that timtowtdi.com wasn't registered (it still isn't) and getting excited about it for a few minutes before I figured out the first I is supposed to be silent, or something. ;)

    -Matt

    • Probably depends on native vs. non-native English speakers as well (i.e., how comfortable you are with contractions in English). If you tend to elide the `i' to create `there's' instead of `there is', then you'll probably go with TMTOWTDI. Of course, as with all statistics, individual samples may vary.
  • I like TIMTOWTDI better because it makes for an easier to pronounce acronym.