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Romps, Tots and Boffins: The Strange Language of News (2013)
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You may not recognise the phrase, but if you have ever picked up a paper you'll have come across ?journalese'. Essentially, it covers words and phrases that are only found in newspapers ? whether tabloid or broadsheet. Without them, how would our intrepid journalists be able to describe a world in which late-night revellers go on booze-fuelled rampages, where tots in peril are saved by have-a-go heroes, and where troubled stars lash out in foul-mouthed tirades? When Rob Hutton began collecting examples of journalese online, he provoked a ?Twitter storm', and was ?left reeling' by the ?bum.
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