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June 6th, 2005

An Abbreviation That Needs to Die, Now

“MSM”, or “mainstream media”. It’s easily the dumbest, lamest abbreviation out there right now – and there are some whoppers, too. But MSM? It sounds like some Microsoft product crossed with a portable Sony gaming device.

(As an aside, it’s not an acronym – acronyms spell other words. Like “radar”. Unless you can figure out a way to pronounce “MSM” and not sound silly.)

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday June 6, 2005 -- 5:20:49 pm
This is the first time I've seen/heard that abbreviation. Am I looking in the right or wrong places?

FROM: New Question
DATE: Monday June 6, 2005 -- 6:01:03 pm
What does 'acronym' stand for? (hint: A___ C___ R___ O___ N___ Y___ M___)

FROM: dave
DATE: Monday June 6, 2005 -- 7:02:02 pm
Say it with me now: SCLM. So-Called Liberal Media.

FROM: zack
DATE: Tuesday June 7, 2005 -- 1:50:53 am
I kind of like that abbreviation. I mean, they're all called ABC,CNN,NBC etc. and they are all pretty much the same. May as well reduce them all to a single abbreviation and forget all the rest. Being a programmer, I think of it as refactoring my mind for better usage of memory and higher efficiency ;)

FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday June 7, 2005 -- 10:08:15 am
I actually came up with a better acronym to describe the mainstream media.


Common reporting and pandering.


FROM: shane
DATE: Wednesday June 28, 2006 -- 9:01:39 am
oh my gosh! i love this abbreviation!
dont ask long story!
abbreviation i hate.. omfg..really why cant you just say omg???:S

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