Journalists need to explain what abbreviations represent

Sunday, December 30, 2018


Dear Editor:

I have a pet peeve about a journalism mistake or what ever you want to label it.

In a recent article HVAC was used with no explanation as to what it represents. The author assumes everyone knows. It so infuriates me I just want to throw the paper in the garbage. Shouldn’t good journalism explain, in the very first of the article, what such abbreviations represent? When one assumes it makes an (ass u me)!!

I see this, in more and more articles, in many different publications. Just wanted to vent my thoughts about it.

Butch Raisl