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Slang to learn and use: "parka journalism"

I thought for sure my husband and I got this term from somewhere else, so imagine my surprise when I did a Google search on "parka journalism" and turned up zilch. Maybe we adapted it from a similar term. Maybe we invented it whole-cloth. In any case, it's useful for hurricane season, so try it out and spread it around.

parka journalism, n.: A piece of television news reporting wherein the anchor, wearing a protective parka (a.k.a. "anorak," "raincoat," etc.), goes out into bad weather and delivers the news from there, to show his/her unshakable devotion to the story.

Ex.: "With this snowstorm on the way, we sure are seeing a lot of parka journalism."


Aug. 17th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
Spoken like a girl that has never been to Ohio.

They may have more polka radio there per capita than any other state in the union.
Aug. 18th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hey, lurkerboy. :)

You are correct...I have never been to Ohio. Polka radio? Wow. I wouldn't think there could be much variation in the polka-music world; at least, not enough to merit a whole station. Or more.