Wednesday, October 06, 2004
When the Shortcut is the Longcut
I was watching CSI: Miami (my least favorite show I watch ... I know, that’s a weird sentence, but if you’re married, I think you know what I mean) last week and there was Horatio Caine (my least favorite character) examining an autopsy report.
And there he was, saying, “cause of death, GSW to the chest.”
Now, say the letters aloud. “Gee, ess, double-you.” Four syllables. Then say the words. “Gun shot wound.” Three syllables. Hell, they’re even short words to spell.
I’m not saying that CSI: Miami isn’t accurate, it’s just a pet peeve of mine. Why have abbreviations if they’re longer?
POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:07 pm
During November it's all about me writing a novel. Sometimes it's about whalewatching. You know, and then there's other stuff.