Your Friday etymological news roundup

Today, rather than zoom in on the origin of any one noteworthy word, let’s round up the etymologies of some of the top words buzzing in this week’s news:

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anchor

In American media news this week, anchors sank. Brian Williams’ six-month suspension from NBC just might sink this anchorman’s career, while Jon Stewart’s retirement from anchoring The Daily Show for over 15 years sank the hearts of his many fans. But why do we call newspeople anchors?

"Anchor." Doodle by me.
“Anchor.” Doodle by me.

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