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Where did the word news come from?


The word *news* was coined from the fact that early daily papers carried images of globes on their mastheads and boasted that their reports came from all directions -- nORTH, eAST, wEST, and sOUTH. (Source: unknown)



1/17/2008 5:36:41 AM
Liam said:

I am sorry but that is rubbish. A simple query on would reveal.

[Origin: 1425–75; late ME newis, pl. of newe new thing, novelty (see new); on the model of MF noveles (pl. of novele), or ML nova (pl. of novum); see novel2]


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