Fired, hired and we didn’t predict it

What would we do without journalese? We ask that question in our introduction to our dictionary. This question is illustrated by The Boston Globe’s page one top story, Sept. 2, 2018, with a headline that uses three classic journalese terms: oust, tap and stunning:

“GE ousts chief executive after 14 months
“In stunning move, conglomerate taps outsider in effort to reverse slide, restore investors’ faith”

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