Monthly Archives: September 2013

Beancounters’ hack in bid to probe scribe word secrets

Press Gazette’s take on the book. Its editor Dominic Ponsford says: “Loved the book, every journalist should read it!” This review features one of my personal favourite definitions: “All Grown Up”. http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/content/beancounters-hack-bid-expose-scribe-word-secrets

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Newsman Opens His Heart To The Telegraph And Confesses Secret Shame

A piece I wrote for the Telegraph about my fondness for Journalese. Features the definitions for, among others, “Special Investigation”, “perfect storm” and “Quintessentially British”. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/10288967/My-shameful-secret-Ive-learnt-to-love-cliched-journalese.html

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Boffin lifts the lid on journalese

A piece by John Rentoul in the Independent On Sunday on Romps…, featuring the definitions for “foul-mouthed tirade”, “innocent bystanders” and “love rat”. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/boffin-lifts-the-lid-on-journalese-a-new-book-puts-spotlight-on-newspaper-tricks-and-a-raft-of-redfaced-clichs-8793022.html

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