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. Make (a liquid) turbid or muddy by disturbing the sediment; 2. (of a liquid) Move in a turbulent, swirling manner.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) were deadlocked for the lead for the Iowa caucuses late Tuesday night, leading a splintered and increasingly fractious field as the Republican presidential race moves to New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida…Meanwhile, it appears that for the first time in this campaign, Romney is about to come under intense attack by his opponents that could further roil—and prolong—the race.
—Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post