Abbreviation


I love the word “movie” when I think of how it’s an abbreviation of “motion picture”. Of course you already know this, but really think about what the word movie actually means: a moving image projected onto a screen.

The same with “talkie” when sound first came into fashion.

It just oozes 1920’s smoking parlors and raised-brow discussions on philosophy and art! Or at least in my mind it does!

(Okay, the talkies are more 1940’s cocktail party, but you get my meaning.)

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~ by mescribe on November 17, 2011.

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