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 substitute, esp. a person deputizing for another in a specific role or office.
A darling of social conservatives, [Bobby Jindal] has reworked his image by tackling major problems, including the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, and by being one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration’s policies on health-care reform and the economy. And he has emerged as one of Romney’s most visible and aggressive surrogates, going head to head with Democrats on Sunday roundtable talks and traveling the country to rebut Obama on his tour of Midwestern states.
—Nati Harnik, Associated Press