Nontroversy

Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by ByzantineBluez, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. ByzantineBluez New Member

    Beirut
    English
    Term: Nontroversy

    Meaning: A non-controversy. An item, story or quote that is misleadingly (possibly maliciously) presented as controversial in media or social media cf "A storm in a teacup," "Much ado about nothing."

    Reference: http://www.theguardian.com/commenti...cians-celebrities-social-media-nigella-lawson

    Apologies to the mods if I have got the format wrong: this is my first post proposing a new word.
     
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This sceptic isle!
    Northwest Englandish
    I like it. It should be Word of the Year, given that about 43% of today's news is nothing but nontroversies:(
     
  3. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    England
    English (England)
    Haven't heard this before either, but it shall now be entering my active vocabulary!
     
  4. neil.corrigan12 New Member

    Australia
    english - Australia
    I recently encountered this word not too long ago. This was actually the first time I've heard about it. It's from an article in the internet I was reading.
     
  5. Jason_2_toi

    Jason_2_toi Senior Member

    English-Scotland
    Jeez what a great word and a relief it's under fifty per cent, except for the daily mail.
     

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