IN a movie, ON TV

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 4 17:32:21 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> Why is one IN a movie, but ON TV?

And ON THE radio?

Hearing people say, in like manner, "on _the_ TV" used to annoy me,
when I was lucky enough not to have anything more pressing to be
concerned about.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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