Posts Tagged ‘American English’

  • US election word of the week: the GOP

    Posted by on May 17, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is the GOP. The GOP, pronounced by saying the individual letters, is a familiar name for the US Republican Party. Here’s what Wikipedia […]

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  • US election word of the week: front-runner

    Posted by on May 10, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is front-runner. Until last week, the front-runners in the contest for the US Presidential nominations were Donald Trump for the Republicans and Hillary […]

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  • US election word of the week: town hall meeting

    Posted by on May 03, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is town hall meeting. President Obama, in London for a brief visit a couple of weeks ago, found time in a packed schedule […]

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  • US election word of the week: Acela primary

    Posted by on April 27, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word, hot off the press, is Acela primary. If you are anything like me, this week’s election word will mean nothing to you. Despite […]

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  • US election word of the week: winner takes all

    Posted by on April 19, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is actually a phrase: winner take(s) all. In a proportional primary or caucus, the delegates are allocated in proportion to the percentage of […]

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  • US election word of the week: unbound delegate

    Posted by on April 12, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is unbound delegate. In the previous post we looked at the term superdelegate, which is used to refer to the Democratic Party delegates […]

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  • US election word of the week: superdelegate

    Posted by on April 06, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is superdelegate. Both the Democratic and Republican parties send a mixture of pledged and unpledged delegates to their conventions, but only the Democrats […]

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  • US election word of the week: delegate

    Posted by on March 28, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is delegate. According to Macmillan Dictionary, a delegate is simply “someone who is chosen to represent a group of other people at a […]

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  • US election word of the week: bellwether

    Posted by on March 09, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is bellwether. Generally speaking a bellwether is “something that is considered to be a sign of what is likely to happen“,  as Macmillan […]

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  • US election word of the week: Super Tuesday

    Posted by on February 29, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in late 2016. This week’s word is Super Tuesday. Following the slow build-up of the early caucuses and primaries, the US Presidential campaign moves up a gear on Super […]

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