Talk:media whore

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I don't know it just sounds like a little narrow of a definition. Why does it just have to be converting from one form of entertainment to another? Wouldn't it sound like a media whore if someone who tries to hog the spotlight and would do ANYTHING and say anything to gain publicity...? That sounds a little more like it to me...

RFC discussion: July 2007–December 2010[edit]

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I'm not sure media whore is an appropriate word for a dictionary , it's more an insult than something else and it should at least get the appropriate definition(not the one it has now, as it is a term to refer ppl using their popularity). Anyway, the better thing to do remains to be to delete the word's page on wiktionary right now. —This unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Firstly, as a real word in a real language it is suitable for inclusion in Wiktionary. I have added a second definition based on my understanding and a suggestion at talk:media whore, and marked both definitions as (derogatory) to better convey how the word is used. If you feel the definition is still lacking, please either improve it yourself or let us know specifically how you feel it can be improved. Thryduulf 16:48, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
I think this is merelt a specific use of the general word whore with a modifier, so it does not require a separate entry. --EncycloPetey 19:38, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
I think you may be right, though "A person who is unscrupulous, especially one who compromises their principles for gain" doesn't quite nail the media whore (so to speak), so rewording or an additional sense might be necessary. Peptonized 20:28, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
Cleaned. RFD is a separate matter. — Beobach 03:10, 2 December 2010 (UTC)