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Friday, September 17, 2010

Plazacast

I came across this word today in an article about opera companies (ballet companies do it too) doing free live broadcasts of their performances in giant screens outside their opera houses. From Google, it looks as though the word may have been invented by the Metropolitan Opera in 2007.

1 comment:

  1. no, Plazacast was coined by Houston Grand Opera general director David Gockley in the mid 1990's

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Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber is an expert on the English language and a frequent guest on radio and television. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Her witty and informative talks on the stories behind our words are very popular. Contact her at wordlady.barber@gmail.com to book her for speaking engagements; she can tailor her talks to almost any subject. She is also available as an expert witness for lawsuits.