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Entry from October 26, 2011
Spox (spokesperson)

"Spox” is a popular headline shorthand for “spokesperson.” The term “spox” was used in 1996 and then frequently in 2006 in the context of Israeli government spokespersons.

In presidential election year of 2008, “spox” was used for a spokesperson of a political candidate. “Spox” is frequently pronounced like the words “fox” or “sox,” but it may also be pronounced “spokes.”


Urban Dictionary
spox
short for spokesperson
Obama campaign spox Bill Burton tells ABC News in response, “It appears that the man who once told us ‘Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow’ has changed his tune and is now singing ‘Yesterday’ everywhere he goes.”
by glm Feb 16, 2008

Google Groups: soc.culture.israel
Newsgroups: soc.culture.israel
From: Alireza BANAEI
Date: 1996/05/10
Subject: Israeli gunners say no regrets over Qana shelling

(Adds details, Israeli army, government spox comment) By Susan Sappir
JERUSALEM, May 10 (Reuter) - Israeli gunners have said they had no regrets over killing more than 100 civilians sheltering in a U.N. base in southern Lebanon because the dead were “just a bunch of Arabs”.

Google Groups: MEPForum
From:
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 21:15:38 +0300
Local: Sun, Jun 25 2006 1:15 pm
Subject: IDF SPOX: Two IDF soldiers killed, a third IDF soldier missing in action and four IDF soldiers were wounded in today’s attack near Kerem Shalom

June 25th 2006
IDF SPOKESPERSON ANNOUNCEMENT
Two IDF soldiers killed, a third IDF soldier missing in action and four IDF soldiers were wounded in today’s attack near Kerem Shalom

Reuters
Fatah al-Islam spox denies claim to Beirut bombs
BEIRUT | Tue May 22, 2007 6:28am EDT
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Fatah al-Islam spokesman said on Tuesday his militant group had nothing to do with two Beirut bombings for which a statement in the group’s name had earlier claimed responsibility.

Reuters
Areva sale not on immediate agenda - Sarkozy spox
PARIS, Sept 11 | Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:57pm BST
PARIS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s spokesman said on Tuesday that the privatisation of state-controlled nuclear group Areva CEPFi.PA was not on the government’s immediate agenda.

WordReference Forums
Thread: spox
Nunty
3rd August 2010, 07:38 AM
It sounds like a disease. I hope it goes away quietly and quickly.
(...)
Nunty
5th August 2010, 06:39 PM
On first sight I read it as “spocks”. It was only when I got to the definition that I re-read it as “spokes”. It is a very ugly word.

The Daily Caller
NPR host doubling as ‘Occupy DC’ spox fired from syndicated radio program
Published: 11:04 AM 10/20/2011 | Updated: 1:16 PM 10/20/2011
By Matthew Boyle
After violating National Public Radio’s ethics code by acting as a spokeswoman for Occupy DC protesters, Lisa Simeone was fired Wednesday evening from one of the two public radio programs she hosts, the Associated Press reports.

Mediaite
Former Obama Spox Bill Burton Piles On With Perry Campaign To Demand Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns
by Tommy Christopher | 3:59 pm, October 25th, 2011
Earlier today, Politico reported that Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s campaign demanded that near-frontrunner Mitt Romney release his tax returns, which Romney’s camp says he won’t do until “next tax season.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • (0) Comments • Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Permalink


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