The pleasure of abbreviation

True story here. 1980s’ editions of the Musicians’ Union directory listed performers under their main instrument—with their sidelines in parentheses, given in abbreviated form.

Thus it came to pass that my friend Jim, also a conductor and mandolinist, was listed under “Violin” as

Ellis, James (con man) …

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