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    news

    what the news stands for?


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    Re: news

    I'm not sure I understand the question. "The news' consists of stories of events that happen in the world. You can see it on TV, read it in newspapers, or hear it on the radio. For example, when President Kennedy was shot 'the news' of what had happened spread very quickly around the world. Eveybody was shocked by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    I'm not sure I understand the question. "The news' consists of stories of events that happen in the world. You can see it on TV, read it in newspapers, or hear it on the radio. For example, when President Kennedy was shot 'the news' of what had happened spread very quickly around the world. Eveybody was shocked by it.
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    Re: news

    yes the news on television my question is to know either news is a separate english word or it is an abbriviation of some words which togethere shortly denoted as the word news.if its an abbriviation then what the words make this.


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    Re: news

    The word "news" means information or reports about recent events.

    This is the etymological history of the word:

    1382, plural of new (n.) "new thing," from new (adj.); after Fr. nouvelles, used in Bible translations to render M.L. nova (neut. pl.) "news," lit. "new things." Sometimes still regarded as plural, 17c.-19c. Meaning "tidings" is 1423; newspaper is first attested 1670, though the thing itself is much older. Newsreel was first recorded 1916; newscast is from 1930. Newsletter is attested from 1674, but fell from use until it was revived 20c. Newsworthy first attested 1932.

    As you can see, it is a very old usage.

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