Semantic satiation is the phenomenon in which a word or phrase is repeated so often it loses its meaning. But it also becomes something ridiculous, a jumble of letters that feels alien on the tongue and reads like gibberish on paper. “Thoughts and prayers” has reached that full semantic satiation. In the hours and days after a teenager shot and killed 17 people last week at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, “thoughts and prayers” was trending on social platforms.
GLEN CARBON, Ill. – Two brothers were charged Tuesday in connection with the murder of a man gunned down in Glen Carbon earlier this month. According to Major Jeff Connor, Chief Deputy Commander of Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, 45-year-old Tyrone Grady was found shot to death on Chaparral Lane just after 8:10 p.m. on Sunday, February 11. The Major Case Squad was immediately activated and arrived at the scene shortly after 9:30 p.m. that night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The president and CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber is stepping down. The chamber on Tuesday announced the resignation of Joe Reagan, who has led the chamber since 2012. Tom Chulick, a longtime bank executive, will serve as acting president and CEO starting March 1. Reagan was cleared by the chamber’s executive committee in August after anonymous letters sent to the board accused him of creating a hostile work environment.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".