Г-н Фаршеклоакин (spamsink) wrote in linguaphiles,
Г-н Фаршеклоакин
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Member FDIC‽

How do you perceive the "Member FDIC" notice in (U.S.) bank ads and logos? Does it sound blatantly ungrammatical to you? If "member of FDIC" is undesirable due to alliteration, why don't they say "FDIC member"?

FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;
Federal deposit insurance protects the first $100000 of deposits that are payable in the United States.
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