News: word? Acronym? Backronym?

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Message  gerardM le Mar 8 Mar - 21:44

Howdy everyone,

For their program providing the report of the latest events, English-speaking people say "News" while we say "Informations" or "JT-Journal Télévisé".

What do you think "News" means?

Is it the common word news after the plural of the adjective new, that we could translate into "nouvelles"?

... not that sure!!

A theory says that NEWS stands for "North East West South" meaning that they report event from every part of the world/country.
Famous people support this statement.
Also note that News is a singular noun (what's the news today?)!! hehe!!


So, what do you think? Word? Acronym? backronym?


I advise you to read http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=633054&langid=6 which is a very serious and interesting discussion on WordReference (the members didn't think of a joke but thoroughly looked into the etymology and weighed every piece of information)...

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