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  • Fiona Grant

    Fiona Grant March 7, 2006, 7:55 p.m. (Message 44532)

    The Master of Ceremonies abbreviated

    How is it that M.C. became emcee? (as in recent postings) 
    
    If you follow the usual rules of pronunciation the two don't sound the same,
    so presumably you can't use the second word unless you know of the
    abbreviation? So why not use the abbreviation if too lazy to write out the
    whole title?
    
    And as we have been discussing etiquette on the dance floor and dance cards:
    
    Isn't it more respectful to give a person their proper title, even if
    abbreviated, rather than some bizarre phonetic interpretation?
    
    Did someone somewhere make a spelling mistake when setting out a dance
    ticket? 
    
    Fiona 
    Being pedantic in Bristol, UK 
          

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