POV n. P-O-V Acronym for “point of view.”

BS Definition: To increase your job security, an opinion that matches that of your boss.

Origin: Point of view was derived in the early 1700s from the French phrase point de vue, which described the position from which something was viewed. The acronym POV started to appear in the 20th century with the advent of cameras and motion pictures. That’s because point-of-view shots were helpful in storytelling.1 For example, in making 1927’s Napoléon, director Abel Gance wrapped a camera in padding so that the actors could punch it, portraying the leading character’s perspective during a fight. Legendary filmmaker ...

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