NewsSpeak: ‘Sucky’ Supplants Normal Terms
Waiting at home for an electrician, I turned on [tag]Fox News[/tag] because Food Channel was featuring [tag]Paula Deen[/tag] (not one of my favorites). The news was good: Dow Jones Average up 283 points, but the accompanying commentary wasn’t nearly so good. The anchorman said, in effect, "So the economy isn’t so sucky after all."
I don’t know if this represents a new low in televised news or whether I just haven’t been paying enough attention. I suppose we all have a definition of sucky that makes his commentary understandable, but whatever happened to the words bad and lousy? Has sucky supplanted them?
Enquiring minds don’t really want to know.