Antedating of "Sci-Fi"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 18 10:51:01 UTC 2014

SciFi [SIGH-FIE]. Seem to recall a jocular pronunciation [skiffy], maybe by
Roy of Hollywood, back in the late '70s or early 80's, when he was battling
to air OTR SciFi programs on KPFK.
     Reminds me of a time when I was browsing in a library, and came across
a section labeled [puh-LIS-key]; thought it was some sort of Polish
collection. Eventually, I unzipped POLISCI as <political science>. Baffling
acronyms weren't just invented by internet kids.

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