The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1673430
Posted By: Amos
19-Feb-06 - 09:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Because television is modeled more closely after radio, in which one is "On the Air", whereas movies follow more closely the tradiition of theater, where one is "in" a play. This is not authoritative, but simply Doctor Defino's SWAG, an acronym meaning "shitty wild-assed guess", whose usage dates to the U.S. military circa 1965.