One of the most frustrating things I know of is when I’m reading an article in the newspaper. and there is a reference to a person, by the last name, without any introduction or explanation. The usual reason for this is that in the original version of the article, the reporter had a section that described the individual, but the editor took out that paragraph, without changing the later text.
I remember once hearing that there is a term for that phenomenon, but I can’t remember the term. Anyone know?