Is "now, ..." the new "well, ..."?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Aug 19 19:44:00 UTC 2013

It used to be that many, many reporters on television news programs
began their pronouncements with "Well, ...".  Now they seem to be
beginning with "Now, ...".  Even when it isn't now, but a few hours
ago, or yesterday, or whenever.


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