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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1. Carry out (a task) badly or carelessly; 2. Patch or repair (an object or damage) clumsily.
A case of suspected vandalism in a church in a northeastern village in Spain has turned out to be probably the worst art restoration project of all time…Ms. Giménez said she had worked on the fresco using a 10-year-old picture of it, but she eventually left Jesus with a half-beard and, some say, a monkeylike appearance. The fresco’s botched restoration came to light this month when descendants of the 19th-century artist, Elías Garcia Martínez, proposed making a donation toward its upkeep.
—Raphael Minder, The New York Times