a term for the informal chatting and light banter on a radio or television broadcast
A major rebranding like this will, of course, take more than a smattering of happy talk.
They hear the happy talk and they shake their heads or roll their eyes (discretely) and wonder what these people are smoking.
The underlying contention,” Gazzaniga writes, “is that free will is just happy talk.
When you have government spokespeople saying we will begin to see growth in 2010, does that just strike you as happy talk?
A few months ago, Taylor appeared on a local Los Angeles morning show known for its happy talk.
At tea-time we met Juanita, and I had a long and happy talk with her.
It all made a sort of accompaniment to Gertrude's happy talk.
It was happy talk in the sweet evening coolness; everybody seemed harmonious and in sympathy to-night.
Passed them so near that we heard their happy talk and their laughter.
Flora kissed Mabel and for a time they engaged in happy talk.
: as for the happy-talk format that sandwiches cheerful repartee between the fire and robbery reports
Informal chat and chaffing among news broadcasters during the program, as an element of entertainment: Later, happy talk evolved, to break the tension created by the action, that is the violence, shown on TV news
[1980s+ Television studio; fr the title of a song in the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific]