[Ads-l] Talking heads

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 25 18:48:40 EDT 2017


Talking heads appear not to receive enough attention in the OED

talking head  n. slang a television presenter or interviewer who is shown
on the screen talking directly in close-up to the camera; frequently
in pl.; (also) in extended use.

I'm a bit puzzled about "interviewer" rather than "interviewee". In
particular, consider this from OUP:

https://goo.gl/UoF3Tx
American Experience is airing a series on the Gilded Age, for which author
is a talking head

VS-)

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