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. (of an organization or system) Large, powerful, and intractably indivisible and uniform; 2. Formed of a single large block of stone; 3.(of a building) Very large and characterless; 4. (of a solid-state circuit) Composed of active and passive components formed in a single chip.
Family relationships and the like have to be part of the discussion, so it’s not simply just a discussion about weapons…There are very different thoughts from different parts of the country and we want to talk as though it’s monolithic, but it’s not.
—Ben Nelson, U.S. Senator for Nebraska