Tuesday, October 10, 2017


When one reads online, it’s so easy to miss something that’s plainly there. Replying to a comment this morning, I made up an acronym for this phenomenon: OOPS, Online Oversight in Processing Syndrome. And then I improved it: OOP, Oversight in Online Processing.

OOP, not OOPS, because the S is missing.

[Inspired by a discussion of TLAs (three-letter acronyms) in the “Technobabble” episode of Helen Zaltzman’s podcast The Allusionist.]

comments: 2

Berit said...

Somehow, I can only see "Out of Print"—guess it's pretty firmly entrenched in my mind!

Michael Leddy said...

“Out of Print” is sometimes (often?) OP. I have to admit that I didn’t even think of “Out of Print.” But I’m not sure that thinking of it would have stopped me. :)