True Fakes: #FakeNews as Word of the Year for Collins Dictionary #Playlist

True Fakes #FakeNews as Word of the Year for Collins Dictionary #Playlist

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From huffingtonpost: “People Have Serious Questions About This Dictionary’s Trump-Themed ‘Word Of The Year’
🤔 🤔 🤔 – by Lee Moran
“A dictionary publisher’s pronouncement of one of President Donald Trump’s favorite terms as its “Word of the Year” is confusing people online.
“The British-based Collins English Dictionary announced Thursday that “fake news,” the term Trump last week inaccurately suggested he’d coined himself, is one of prominence in 2017.
“It defined “fake news” as meaning “false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting” ― and said its use has soared by 365 percent since last year.
“BREAKING! The Collins Word of the Year 2017 is… FAKE NEWS 📰 #CollinsWOTY #WordOfTheYear
— Collins Dictionary (@CollinsDict) November 2, 2017
“Trump’s regular use of the term to dismiss critical news reports about his administration contributed to its rise in popularity, Collins noted.
“But tweeters have been quick to call out the publisher’s choice, due to the fact that the “word” actually consists of two words ― and so is therefore really a “term.”
“ “Fake News” has been named one of the Collins Dictionary’s words of the year. Not sure it’s one word but @realDonaldTrump will be pleased.
— Andre Walker (@andrejpwalker) November 2, 2017
“ ‘Fake news’ has been declared word of the year. Fake news. It’s two words.
— Mr Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) November 2, 2017
“So @CollinsDict your word of the year to go into next years edition is “fake news” 🤔 technically isn’t that two words?!
— Rob Houghton (@Dobssie) November 2, 2017
— Steven Dawson (@dosman86) November 2, 2017
“what idiot made ‘fake news’ the word of the year and not covfefe
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) November 2, 2017
“But that’s two words.
— Simon Savidge (@SavidgeReads) November 2, 2017
“I’m going to say this once, very clearly, and then we shall never speak of it again. “Fake news” is a two word phrase, not a word
— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) November 2, 2017
Antifa, cuffing season, echo chamber, fidget spinner, gender-fluid, gig economy, Insta, unicorn and Corbynmania also featured on the shortlist for the year.
“ “Much of this year’s list” was “definitely politically charged,” said Collins’ head of language content, Helen Newstead, via a statement.
“ “‘Fake news’, either as a statement of fact or as an accusation, has been inescapable this year, contributing to the undermining of society’s trust in news reporting,” she added. “Given the term’s ubiquity and its regular usage by President Trump, it is clear that Collins’s word of the year is very real news.” “

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#NowPlaying #Sunday #Playlist 2 Millennial choir cover Broken Wings

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Millennial choir cover of the iconic “Broken Wings”, John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George, all originally for: “Mr. Mister” (cover score embedded in the previous post)

     From (an anthology of news features, not footnoted): “This classic pop song was inspired by a book the lyricist John Lang read called The Broken Wings, which was written by the Lebanese poet-philosopher Kahlil Gibran. The book, which was written in 1912, is a story of a love that is doomed by social convention.

      “Its theme is echoed in this song: picking up the pieces of your life and moving on. There is a note of heartbreak, however, as the singer is asking the girl to spread her wings and fly away, hoping that love will bring her back.
The line, “Take these broken wings and learn to fly” appears in The Beatles song “Blackbird.” Paul McCartney and John Lennon both drew from the work of Kahlil Gibran, as the first two lines of The Beatles “Julia” came from Gibran’s 1926 poem Sand And Foam: “Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it just to reach you, Julia.”
John Lang wrote this song with Mr. Mister frontman Richard Page and guitarist Steve George. According to Page, they were at his home in California when the three of them came up with the song in about 20 minutes and recorded it on Page’s tape machine.
       “This was the first single from Mr. Mister’s second album. Their record company, RCA, wanted to release an uptempo song first, but the band fought them on it and won out. Released ahead of the album, the song went to #1 US in December 1985, marking a breakthrough for the band, whose biggest hit from their first album was “Hunters of the Night,” which peaked at #57. xxx The follow-up single, “Kyrie,” also went to #1.”