Saturday, July 11, 2009

46 Years...Enough Already

The latest example of the poor quality of the media is on display today from the state I was born in, Massachusetts. In this article, we get the headline:

"Mass. man scrambles to repay Tom Brady"

In 1963, the USPS changed all states to have 2 letter designations; Massachusetts went from "Mass." to "MA". Nearly 50 years later, we still see this ancient designation used. Why? If the headline said "MA" instead of "Mass." would there be any less understanding or interest? Do you see North Dakotoans bandying about "N. Dak." instead of "ND?"

C'mon, reporters...you probably weren't even alive when this change was made. Show your maturity, not your laziness.



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