react (n)

Herbert Stahlke hstahlke at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Tue Dec 10 02:08:43 UTC 2002

Which syllable did he stress?


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Subject: react (n)

On NPR's Sunday Weekend Edition yesterday, a reporter (Don Gonyea) used
'react' as a noun. The quote is: "Here's the official react from the White
House in the form of a brief, less than 100-word statement from the press
secretary, Ari Fleischer."

Has anyone heard this before? I wondered if it is a common journalistic
shorthand or just an idiosyncrasy of this reporter.

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