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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::


 halophoenix on Oct 6th 2006 at 2:23 AM
I love it when a paradigm comes together. ;)

 tpederson on Oct 9th 2006 at 6:55 PM
::shares in your forehead slapping::

 sjonsvenson on Oct 10th 2006 at 4:20 AM
Yep phases like that tend to move around and change meaning often