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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A tedious recital or repetitive series.
Widespread reports that Hewlett-Packard intends to dismiss its chief executive after less than a year and bring in former eBay CEO Meg Whitman have caused hand-wringing across Silicon Valley and raised questions about whether the technology giant’s board is ‘the worst ever’…it would be the latest in a litany of gaffes and questionable moves at the Silicon Valley stalwart, considered the largest technology company by sales ($126 billion last year) with some 325,000 employees.
—Marisa Taylor, MSNBC