What’s with the “Money Plot”?? April 19, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.
Last Friday I was in several meetings and watched a number of presentations. I noticed that several people said "And here is the Money Plot!" when they showed the big plot that everything they were talking about culminated in (note careful choice of words).
When did pop culture — especially p0rn culture — invade physics at this level. I'm almost 100% sure that one or two of the people that used those words won't have understood the phrase's history (I'm not linking to it! I'm not linking to it!).
I nearly blurted this out during the meeting, but thank goodness the calmer brain cells prevailed. 🙂
UPDATE: Ok, ok. I've gotten enough email and a few comments. It comes directly from the p0rn phrase "money shot" — which is the shot in the p0rn movie that makes all the money… I have no idea if the p0rn industry lifted it from somewhere else. Perhaps we can get Safire to investigate?
I can only imagine the search terms that will end up at this blog now…