ON TV or IN the movies?

You’ve got to love the peculiarities of the english language.  Why do you watch actors ON TV, but when you trek to a cinema, you watch them IN the movies?

It shall remain one of life’s many unanswered questions, until someone smarter than this humble engineer (perhaps an english teacher) can please explain!


10 Comments on “ON TV or IN the movies?”

  1. crubin says:

    Ha! I just finished a tough workout and needed a good laugh. Thanks for delivering it! As someone who loves movies and TV, why have I never pondered this question myself? See? What would we do without observant minds like yours? Now we just have to find someone who can answer it…

  2. Hilarious! I love the TV, too!

  3. Bob T Panda says:

    Nope, not me…I’d claim English is a second language, but it’s not. Oh well. What’s a panda to do?

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