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Is it "D.J.," "DJ," or "deejay"?

Should it be D.J., DJ or deejay? This is in the context of a person who plays recorded music at a party or club; referring to such a person as a "disk jockey" or "jock" seems ...
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Why does the word "emcee" exist?

I encountered the word "emcee" in written form for the first time this week and was surprised to find that it was not simply written "M.C." (short for Master of Ceremonies). Why ...
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