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. Represent (a quality or concept) by a figure in human form; 2. Attribute a personal nature or human characteristics to (something nonhuman).

Andy Griffith’s death Tuesday at the age of 86 left many whistling, whether deliberately or absent-mindedly, the cheerful ditty from"The Andy Griffith Show" in honor of an actor who personified a simpler time in America.

Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times