Well this is bugging me for years and I recently thought about it again. I just had to bring this up now.
We all know how Shenmue revolutionized games in almost every way when it came out and the QTEs were one of the things it made popular. They were around before but it was Shenmue that called them QTE like everybody does now.
But when people use the full name rather then the acronym the always seem to say "Quick Time Event" but Shenmue always clearly calls them "Quick Time r Event". When and why did everybody, even Shenmue fans started to drop the r in Timer? This really annoys me sometimes as even official sites like Wikipedia call them "Quick Time Event" right next to the fact that Yu Suzuki coined the term with Shenmue.
If you think about it "Quick Timer Event" also makes alot more sense. It implies that there is an event that is running on a really short timer, like a countdown of 3 seconds whereas "Quick Time Event" makes me to think of a promotion for Apples video programm.