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    Credit card security/safety

    Hi there,

    I personally think the word security would make more sense, as a general collocation, since it would suggest if there's any possibility of anyone else taking control of your card (having its PIN number, etc). But I think in some cases the word safety is used as well. Does this second usage change the meaning in any way?

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    Re: Credit card security/safety

    Yes, it does change the meaning. If they made the cards too thin and sharp, they could cut people's fingers. That would be an issue of credit card safety. This example only seems silly if you have credit card security in mind as a context already and are asking whether "security" is a better word in the context of security.
    What do you mean by a "general collocation"? Do you mean using "credit card security" for other things associated with credit cards apart from security?

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    Re: Credit card security/safety

    Thanks dear Raymott. Not indeed. I think I saw 'safety' wrongly used in some contexts where, now I'm sure, the word 'security' was meant. Your example was pretty cool too! :))

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    Re: Credit card security/safety

    Note that saying "PIN number" is tautologous (even though you will hear it a lot). It stands for Personal Identification Number so if you add "number" to the end, you are saying "Personal Identification Number number".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Credit card security/safety

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note that saying "PIN number" is tautologous (even though you will hear it a lot). It stands for Personal Identification Number so if you add "number" to the end, you are saying "Personal Identification Number number".
    Thanks a lot dear emsr2d2. Nice point!

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