Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.
These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.
Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.
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Not likely to provoke dissent or offense; uncontentious or inoffensive, often deliberately so.
In fact, factory owners in the 1950s coined Black Friday to lament the high number of workers who didn’t show up for work…The name Black Friday, picked up by the press, presented a branding problem from the start. Zimmer quotes a 1961 story from Public Relations News that called the label ‘hardly a stimulus for good business,‘ and notes city spinmeister Abe Rosen’s efforts to replace it with the anodyne ‘Big Friday.’
—John Tozzi, San Francisco Chronicle