Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 26 15:17:25 UTC 2008

This ought to be introduced as OED 2.d, meaning  "a version or projection of events based on a present trend":

  2008 _America's Newsdesk_ (Fox News Channel) (Feb. 26):  There's a narrative out there that [Clinton] is fighting for her life.

  They've been using this sense a lot lately.  "In the Administration's narrative, the surge will, etc. etc."


Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile.  Try it now.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list