posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 12:39 PM
Have a couple common news terms to add here.
Why must news coverage of any fire be called "the blaze?" Isn't "fire," or even "conflagration" if they wish to be highassed, perfectly acceptable?
But no, EVERY fire story must utilize "blaze" as much as possible.
"The white stuff"
"Will we see any of the white stuff this weekend? Here's meteorologist Bob Balszac with your Channel 10 weather."
Really? "Snow" doesn't suffice? When I hear "the white stuff," my mind immediately goes one of two places:
1. The gutter
I don't think of snow, because the word 'snow' makes me think of snow. Epic fail by newscasters trying to be too cutesy.
Any story on an explosion quickly travels down the same road as fires do, with 'blast' becoming the accepted and overused catch all for any manner of
explosive discharge. Apparently because "explosion" isn't dramatic enough.
"A phone call was not immediately returned"
WHAT ARROGANCE by the media!!! "John Q. Public is being accused of stapling his neighbors dog's buttcheeks together for crapping on his lawn. A
phone call from Channel 10 to Mr. Public for comment was not immediately returned. It's almost like these self righteous zilches have such an
inflated sense of importance that they believe "Oh, anyone we reach out to for our 'news' coverage should instantly drop what they are doing and
respond to our inquiries because we want answers and we want them now!"
"President Obama calls for teachers to receive an apple every day from at least one student." In 99.9% of these cases where the media has used "calls
for," it was an offhanded opinion, not anyone actually speaking out and asking for action from others. Even when action is demanded, was it truly
shouted out? 'Call for' should only be used when it is in relation to someone calling for help.
Is 'missing' a destination? No? Then just say "person XYZ is missing" The did not "go missing", they haven't "gone missing", nor did they "turn up
missing"... they're simply "missing."
The various slang terms for children, especially "tots" and "tykes". Call them children, please.
Why does the news insist on calling people and things by cutesy names that just make you feel like they believe they're talking to retards? A person
who enjoys trying new food or tries cooking new recipes isn't a "foodie," their a person who enjoys trying new food or new recipes. Pretty easy to
say without being such a condescending jackassie...