Monthly Archives: August 2018

Crickets and rumors.

When does a slang expression become journalese? Guess the answer is whenever reporters and editors start using it regularly. The word “crickets” is a great example. It’s popping up all over the place. What brings this on is a jump-head in a Boston Globe story Aug. 16, 2018, about Amazon’s search for a second headquarters site. Boston is in the bidding war. Here’s the jump-head: “After bust of HQ2 fanfare,… Read Article →