Interview: A New Definition, Thanks to Randy Moss
Posted by languageandgrammar on November 1, 2010
By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever
I love it when professional athletes talk. If it’s not a humorous mixture of mangled cliches and mixed metaphors, then it’s some outlandish, self-centered statement that only a media person trying to make a name for himself is interested in hearing.
Now, one professional athlete, Randy Moss, has decided to redefine the word interview:
If it is going to be an interview, I am going to conduct it. So, I will answer my own questions and ask myself the questions and give you the answers. So from here on out, I am not answering any more questions the rest of this season.
Interview used to mean “a meeting or conversation in which a writer or reporter asks questions of one or more persons from whom material is sought for a newspaper story, television broadcast, etc.”
Now, thanks to Randy Moss, it’s a one-man show!
Maybe Randy will also redefine the word pompous to mean “regard with the utmost esteem.” If he does, then he’ll have plenty of company from the world of professional sports.
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