Is that a word?

Your headline says “Crisis fightback.” Is fightback even a word?

Surprised

Not that I know of. We subsequently changed it: GBU Editor

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Fightback is a common word in British English, the version of the language used in Reuters stories written outside the Americas. See
http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/fig htback?view=uk
for a definition.
Clearly it’s not ideal if it was in a section of the website aimed primarily at Reuters’ U.S. readers.

Posted by David Milliken | Report as abusive

Why don’t you provide the academic reference (title, author, date, journal title , vol , page) at the end of news stories like the contagiousness of happiness?

Posted by john millar | Report as abusive