[ bak-groun-der ]
/ ˈbækˌgraʊn dər /
a briefing for the press in which an official, often from government or business, gives background information to clarify particular policies, actions, or newsworthy issues, with the understanding that the official will not be named or quoted directly in any resulting press reports.
any briefing or report for the purpose of providing background information.
The Surprisingly Religious Background Of “Golly,” “Gosh,” And “Gee”Gosh, golly, and gee casually express surprise or excitement, right? Well, yes, but when they were first introduced to the English language, these short words had a much more serious origin and purpose.
Made-up Words Said By The People In ChargeConsidering our PICs (people-in-charge) have a knack for creating their own vocabulary, especially when they are put on the spot, here's a list of the most creative "made-up words" said by leadership. Hey, we voted 'em in . . . now they can say what they want.
- background extinction,
- background music,
- background processing,
- background projection,
- background radiation,
Origin of backgrounder
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