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[mass noun] Late news inserted in a newspaper or periodical either at the last moment before printing or after printing has begun (especially as a heading):[as modifier] ‘stop-press news’
- ‘Last week, our editor slipped in a bit of stop press news on the front page about the long-awaited announcement on collection centres.’
- ‘Tuesday, I know, is Press Day and there is an inevitable rush to include the latest ‘stop press' news items and last minute copy changes.’
- ‘We can be grateful to the editor, however, for two very interesting and polished papers in this‘stop press' section.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.