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Good copy

Posted by Baceseras on July 22, 2010 at 12:11

In Reply to: Good copy posted by David FG on July 21, 2010 at 05:34:

: : : I am attempting to find the origin of the phrase "Good copy". Can someone help me out?

: : I've never heard that phrase. Copy equals text/words in journalism.

: It does indeed, so 'good' copy is a newsworthy or well-written or whatever that is commendable piece of journalism.


[And it follows that when journalists say a fellow is _good copy_, they mean he consistently says or does interesting things that can be simply quoted or described and go straight into the paper. - Baceseras]