Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Media dictionary - 2012 edition


gaffe
Pronunciation: /ɡæf/
Forms: Also gaff.
Etymology: French (see gaff n.2).

Old usage:
A blunder, an instance of clumsy stupidity, a ‘faux pas’. [OED]
Current usage:
A statement by Mitt Romney, esp. one that would be damaging to the political prospects of Barack Obama if allowed to stand unchallenged.

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