journalese


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the style in which newspapers are written

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I also like "caged" (journalese for putting someone in prison), "fracas" (a fight; see also "melee") and "boffins" (a ridiculous piece of journalese that seems to mean anyone who works for a university).
Even the oft-slung, pop-demographic journalese of the day, "the Browning of South Central," referring to a community in transition, was seldom trotted out without an incident of conflict to back it up.
The book, written in typical journalese - short sentences, fairly easy words, is straightforward, appealing and absolutely typical of the author.
Wrapping round herself a world of words "complete in itself' (110), Daisy aspires to an existence as self-contained as the urn in Keats's ode, a hermeticism made explicit in Fitzgerald's "May Day," whose heroine "talk[s] the language she had talked for many years--her line--made up of the current expressions, bits of journalese and college slang strung together into an intrinsic whole, careless, faintly provocative, delicately sentimental" (44).
Less contentious political articles in the two 1933 issues included Blackwood Paul on 'Crankishness in Contemporary Religion', taking more seriously the kind of thing Robin Hyde was to mock the next year in Journalese, J.
century, but modem journalese often prefers (or uses as an alternative)
Their breathless journalese adds spice, but it also requires the readers to remember an intricate procession of unsavory characters: "In the Bahamas on Invasion Eve, Lansky lieutenant Joe Rivers waited with a satchel stuffed with gold for the word to rush in and take charge of the dark casinos.
His prose doesn't exactly sing, but he writes competent journalese, and he clearly is a dogged researcher.
That is also his view of much fashionable broadsheet journalese, especially talk about 'fundamentalism', always an unsatisfactory word in analysing Christian trends and even more so for Muslim ones.
Experienced and scholarly readers would find much that is inconclusive and theoretically incomplete, not to mention muddled in sequence and logic, and they will be irritated by its journalese and trendy style.
Cricketing journalese can be unusually flowery and descriptive.
Murray writes in the preface: "The issues involved with religious liberty are too important to be muddled down in legalese, political double-talk, or even the language of my own profession, the dreaded journalese.
Pay no attention to the fact that you will hear it scorned occasionally as journalese.
The inadequacy of her initial response, "a calm, impartial story, using 'alleged' and 'claimed' and other cautious journalese," haunts her for decades.
166) but became tired of the journalese and unnecessary polarisation of positions.