Friday, July 06, 2007

An Open Letter: Gossip Rags

Dear Gossip Rags (superficial, go fug yourself, etc),

please stop using "paps" as an abbreviation for papparazzi. I realize in the former case that it is actually Britney Spears who used the abbreviation, but still. Do you know what pap means? Either "something resembling a teat or nipple," or "soft or liquid food," or "a material lacking substance."

At any rate, I keep thinking "pap smear," and that's just gross.

Please stop.

Best,
Annie

1 comment:

The Pedant said...

I think "vulgar slang for breasts."

Also, it's way too "industry jargon" to be a useful way of communicating.