“Chat show”

Talk show. (Thanks to Gigi Simeone.)  “It came under immediate and sustained attack on the weekend political chat shows” (Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker, June 14, 2004)/”If [New Jersey Governor Chris Christie] is not at a town-hall-style forum, it seems, he is on a television chat show.” (New York Times, March 10, 2011) Google Ngram.

4 responses to ““Chat show”

  1. I was always under the impression that chat shows and talk shows are different. Craig Ferguson/Jonathan Ross = chat show. Jerry Springer/Matthew Wright = talk show

  2. doesn’t Jagger sing “and your mother was a chat show queen” in the Stones “Brown Sugar”? and I am sure he was in American mode, not UK

  3. Pingback: Well played, Slate! | Not One-Off Britishisms

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