GOSS9@telefonica.net March 7, 2006, 8:02 p.m. (Message 44534)
Re: The Master of Ceremonies abbreviated
I´ll go with pedant on this one. It is neither a uniquely American or British tradition to turn abbreviations, into acronyms, into what sound like words. If HM can refer to the Queen, or an MP refer to the queen, and MD for medical doctor, RSM, etc., there is no reason why a lowly Master of Ceremonies can not be an MC. In the U.S. we have similar conventions, and in most cases, it saves a lot of time, as in CEO, HR, POTUS, C-n-C, OD, etc.