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Cut to the...

Here I've been working in the video editing business for more than a decade.  I know my stuff.  I'm a god damned expert.

Today, just a few minutes ago, while reading Jerry Lewis explain the origin of the phrase "polishing a turd", I came to a part where he said, "as we say in the business, to cut to the chase..."


It's a video editing phrase!  Cut to the chase sequences!  My whole life, I thought "chase" was some other term, metal-working, or anatomical, as in "cut to the quick."

::slaps forehead::


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Oct. 6th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
I love it when a paradigm comes together. ;)
Oct. 9th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
::shares in your forehead slapping::
Oct. 10th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Yep phases like that tend to move around and change meaning often
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