Friday, July 22, 2005

Slang Death Watch

Entry: Grill
Posted: July 22, 2005
Source: Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Context: Thursday, July 21, Hearst Newspaper Syndicate reporter Helen Thomas is interviewed by guest interviewer Dave Davies.
Incident: "As more Americans have heard more of the BBC's broadcasts in the United States, some of them have noticed, um, that British reporters seem to really get in the face of their public officials, maybe a little bit more than American reporters do. They tend to be, if anything, perhaps overly civil. The President is asked a question, but then his answer is not interrupted, whereas British journalists are really more apt to get in somebody's grill. Have you noticed that difference?"

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