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    The Giz Wiz Asks You! > What do you think TPM stands for?

    You know mpg = miles per gallon & BPM = bytes (or: beats) per minute but there's a new one I didn't know about until today TPM. Any guesses as to what TPM stands for?

    January 28, 2010 | Registered CommenterThe Giz Wiz

    Time Per Minute?

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWarner

    Tuesdays per Monday?

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJackT

    Tweets per Minute!

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaveR

    "Termites per Minute". Used by exterminators to measure their progress.

    Like this: "Hey Harry, we're doing a great job! We're killing 2500 TPM!"

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve L.

    You beat me with TWEETS per minute, but that's a good one. I was thinking of Jason Calacanis on some days.

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermedicwhite

    Tomatoes Per Minute. Used to rank bad stage performances.

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoppercan

    Total productive maintenance

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervdivincenti

    Trashy Polluted MAD!!!!

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaddyPlaid

    Tourette's Per Minute (having been in a number of discussion on the internet over the years...)

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd

    Turkeys per mile

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersamson

    Toothpick-birds Per MAD-writers

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

    TPM = typewriters per monkey

    (the greatest novel WILL be written!!)

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Minshall

    TPM = Thoughts per millennia!

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPfkninenines

    TPM = Toots per Minute; Teats per Mile (for nude beaches); Trons per Movie; Tats per Miss/Ms/Mrs.; Techies per movie...

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrisV

    Typesets per Magazines

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrisV

    TPM = Trusted Platform Module :-)

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonny

    Techs per month. How many TPMs does this stupid user need?

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbluelou

    Texts Per Minute or month. My 15 year old would bury the needle.

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbluelou

    Tiny Plastic M*

    *Whatever you want to be tiny, plastic, and start with M.

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZen00

    Tantrums Per Minute. Applies to 2 year old kids.

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylvain Racicot

    Twits per month. How many netcasts Leo does

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNAgamaster

    Tooth Per Mandible ...process to determine who gets front row tickets for Willie Nelson concert. (Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge...not true.)

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGilfeather

    Twitters per minute!

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

    Thoughts Per Millisecond

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPanahasi