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To hate the phrase "new news"

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Tobeavsangel Thu 12-May-16 16:36:52

Seen it twice today by two different people posting "I love my new news"


Why can't you just say I love my new shoes/make up/clothes instead?

squoosh Thu 12-May-16 16:37:28

I've never heard that phrase in my life.

RochelleGoyle Thu 12-May-16 16:37:39

Never heard that phrase before!

Mov1ngOn Thu 12-May-16 16:38:15

Me neither..

steff13 Thu 12-May-16 16:40:16

I've never heard it either. It does seem weird.

Ricardian Thu 12-May-16 16:41:34

"I've never heard that phrase in my life."

As You Like It, Act 1, Scene 1:

"Good Monsieur Charles, what's the new news at the
new court?"

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 12-May-16 16:42:57

I have never heard anyone say that.

squoosh Thu 12-May-16 16:44:35

Well with all due respect to Mr Shakespeare I've never read or seen As You Like It so it's still totally new to me.

steff13 Thu 12-May-16 16:59:56

"Good Monsieur Charles, what's the new news at the new court?"

But I thought that mean news that was new, vs. old news. The OP seems to be talking about new clothes, etc.

sparechange Thu 12-May-16 17:00:32

I've only heard it as a journalist in relation to actual news. Something can be 'new news' if you bring a different angle to an old story

sparechange Thu 12-May-16 17:01:26

Are people trying to make 'news' a word meaning 'new things'?
Like the dreadful 'spends' meaning 'spending money' or 'eats' meaning food?

Ricardian Thu 12-May-16 17:12:49

The OP seems to be talking about new clothes, etc.

Yes, I suspect you're right, and that indeed it's like "spends" and "eats", but even more so; describing everything new as "news" is taking metonymy a bit far.

Oysterbabe Thu 12-May-16 17:43:50

You've made this phrase up.

ChaseAvenal Thu 12-May-16 18:03:40

Ugh I don't like this either. It's up there with people who say 'lickle' instead of 'little'- the sort of thing I could find acceptable if it was parents talking to kids/partner and trying to be cute or something, but speaking to other adults, with no sense of irony?

ChaseAvenal Thu 12-May-16 18:12:22

For those who've not heard people say it, it's pronounced a bit like how people might say choo-choo rather than two separate words.

ThatsMyStapler Thu 12-May-16 18:14:12

Never heard it here unless it is actually about news, not things

Oysterbabe Thu 12-May-16 18:14:33

Is it a regional thing? I've never heard it before.

ChaseAvenal Thu 12-May-16 18:21:45

I'm pretty sure I've mostly heard it from people I know from Essex (I know SIL has definitely said it), but I can't 100% remember.

ChaseAvenal Thu 12-May-16 18:23:41

Oh and it is totally different to 'news that is new' I wouldn't really mind that, even though it'd be fairly redundant xD

howtorebuild Thu 12-May-16 18:23:43

It's new to me.

ChaseAvenal Thu 12-May-16 18:25:02

Op are you from London/Essex or has this phrase spread elsewhere?

Oysterbabe Thu 12-May-16 18:32:19

I know an Essex girl. I'll ask her now.

Slarti Thu 12-May-16 18:48:23

But I thought that mean news that was new, vs. old news.

All news is new, strictly speaking, since it really just means plural of new [information]. Old news is (again strictly speaking) an oxymoron. Could be that Mr Shakespeare was making a deliberate play on words (as I seem to have just done).

On topic, I've never heard anyone use the phrase the OP heard.

Oysterbabe Thu 12-May-16 18:52:10

She's never heard it.
Maybe it's a generation thing, I'm not very down with the kids.

achildsjoy Thu 12-May-16 19:40:51

I have definitely heard it amongst dd's teenage friends in the East Midlands she is banned from saying it however.

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