Friday, March 13, 2009

Cracks in the Earth

In writing a small online article about a UCSB earth science professor who is receiving this year’s top honor of the Seismological Society of America, I noted that it seemed strange that the organization would place the of America at the end of its name rather than using American, as most groups do. Then I realized why: Seismological Society of America yields a more pleasing acronym.

The way it is now:

And the way American Seismological Society would reduce down:

Well, that and the fact that the group name Shakers was already taken.

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