simon scott March 7, 2006, 9:39 p.m. (Message 44536)
RE: The Master of Ceremonies abbreviated
I understood that Fiona was questioning the use of "emcee" rather than "MC" Simon -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of email@example.com Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 11:03 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: 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.