Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The ABCs of WWW

Douglas Adams famously observed that the World Wide Web was the only thing ever for which the abbreviation took three times longer to say than the full name ("World Wide Web" is three syllables, but "WWW" is nine).

But, man, reading all the coverage of the Flash Forward TV series in the trades, it's getting fatiguing to keep seeing ABC (three syllables) referred to as "the alphabet network" (six syllables), which is something Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and othes seem to really like doing. :)
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At May 14, 2009 5:32 AM , Blogger TheHade said...

For once the german abbreviation is shorter in this case: Three syllables!
And how about you invent a new, shorter nick name for ABC in order to license its use to Variety, etc.? I mean, you're the creative guy! :-D


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