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 wrong or inaccurate use of a name or term.

This is a misnomer that I believe that the president and the Treasury secretary have been trying to pass off on the American people. And it’s this: that if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by two-and-a-half trillion dollars, that somehow the United States will go into default… That is simply not true… We cannot go on scaring the American people. We need to be truthful.

Michelle Bachmann, 2012 U.S. presidential candidate