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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by mima, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. mima

    mima New Member

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    Where do we get the word news? You know the word that is in common usage like "watch the news"," have you heard any news"? What is the origin of that word?
     
  2. 2BHizown

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    Well, 'gospel' is tidings or good news so perhaps it is tidings or info that all would benefit from knowing!
    Certainly not given as a linguist but off the top of my head!
     
  3. rsr

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    According to the Online Etymology Dictionary:

    There is a story — perhaps apocryphal — about a New York newspaper editor who insisted that news was plural.

    "Are there any news?" he's said to have cabled to a correspondent.

    "Not a new." was the reply.
     
  4. mima

    mima New Member

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    Quiz answered;

    The word news had its origin in the following manner.
    N=North
    E= East
    W=West
    S= South
    And now you know.
     
  5. LeBuick

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    Now that was fuuuuuuny!
     
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