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19:07 Feb 22, 2012
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Spanish term or phrase: bomba
Hello Prozers,

I am wondering how to best handle the use of this term with reference to a big-deal, world-rattling, breaking news story that a (fictional) reporter has stumbled on, and plans to make a name for himself with.

I have thought of "scoop" or "tip," but am looking for a term North American English speakers (or better yet, journalists) would use colloquially to refer to a somewhat scandalous and surprising news item.

Any suggestions would be tremendously appreciated.

Thank you!
Sert
United States
Local time: 12:39
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3bog scoop
Richard Hill
4 +1the mother of all headlines
James A. Walsh
5the scoop of the century!
Catherine Gilsenan
4killer scoop/one that will knock their socks off
David Hollywood
4a cracking story / a cracker / the scoop of a lifetime
Lisa McCarthy
4press-stopper
Neil Ashby
4huge headliner
Eileen Banks
4A real bomb!
eski
4bomshell /shocking / earthshattering
Catherine Gilsenan
3incredible! / unbelievable!
Julie Thurston


Discussion entries: 4





  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
bog scoop


Explanation:
"big scoop" "news" http://tiny.cc/ohgfr

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bIg :)


Richard Hill
Mexico
Local time: 11:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jenni Lukac: Bog, no. Sounds like something you go fishing for frogs with. How about "the scoop of a lifetime"?
6 mins
  -> "the scoop of a lifetime" is good! Thanks, Jenni

agree  liz askew: I was just going to say "I have never heard of a bOg scoop" isn't American English so different to British English, but I see you meant "bIg"!! :)
43 mins
  -> lol Thanks, Liz :)

agree  Gallagy: like Liz! Never heard of this and was thinking of journalists tramping across Irish bogs! LOL
52 mins
  -> All bog jokes welcome! Thanks, Gallagy :)
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
A real bomb!


Explanation:
A real bomb!

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Or...Bombshell: Bombshell | Define Bombshell at Dictionary.comdictionary.reference.com/browse/bombshellEn caché - Similares - Traducir esta página
Haz hecho público que te gusta. Deshacer
bomb(shell) definition. n. a stunning piece of news that is dropped without warning. (See also bomb.) : I am still recovering from your bombshell of last evening.


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The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah! - Forbeswww.forbes.com/.../the-bomb-buried-in-obamac...En caché - Traducir esta página
Haz hecho público que te gusta. Deshacer
2 Dec 2011 – This is the true 'bomb' contained in Obamacare and the one item that ..... why not hit the bigger piece of the pie – that is – the other 80-85% is on the provider side. ..... That will be news to constitutional scholars everywhere!

eski :))

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bombshell - definition of bombshell by the Free Online Dictionary ...www.thefreedictionary.com/bombshellEn caché - Similares - Traducir esta página
Haz hecho público que te gusta. Deshacer
2. a shocking or unwelcome surprise the news of his death was a bombshell. 3. Informal ... attractive woman) she was a real bombshell → era todo un bombón ...


eski
Mexico
Local time: 11:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 12
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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
huge headliner


Explanation:
Another option.

Eileen Banks
Argentina
Local time: 13:39
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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30 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
bomba
the mother of all headlines


Explanation:
Agree with Phil that some real Spanish context is essential here.



    Reference: http://tinyurl.com/87fwfno
James A. Walsh
Spain
Local time: 18:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 16

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agree  liz askew
15 mins
  -> Thanks, Liz.
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
incredible! / unbelievable!


Explanation:
universal term

Julie Thurston
Local time: 10:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
bomshell /shocking / earthshattering


Explanation:
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Catherine Gilsenan
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
the scoop of the century!


Explanation:
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Catherine Gilsenan
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
killer scoop/one that will knock their socks off


Explanation:
to add to the fray :)

David Hollywood
Local time: 13:39
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 56
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12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a cracking story / a cracker / the scoop of a lifetime


Explanation:
On the further context supplied, I've deleted my previous entry and suggest this instead:

www.reviewingtheevidence.com | SPEAK ILL OF THE LIVING, by ...
www.reviewingtheevidence.com/review.html?id=4818Cached
Eddie Bourque is a freelance journalist with his eye on the **scoop of a lifetim**. ... suggesting he is still alive -- so Eddie is off on the trail of **a cracking story.**

#
Viva. PR - Headlines - Manchester PR Agency
www.vivapr.co.uk/Words/HeadlinesCached
To grab the headlines we need to have ***a cracking story*** to tell. ... Then we let the story go far and wide to any journalist who's interested in your sort of news.
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A stormy forecast for climate change reporting – Opinion – ABC ...
www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2010/11/03/3056199.htmC...
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2010
3 Nov 2010 – "We have failed to engage the public," said a broadcast journalist. ... Firstly, they missed ***a cracking story** that was instead first pursued by the ...

All Crews: Telling Tales
www.kmag.co.uk/editorial/features/all-crews-telling-tales.h...
30 Dec 2011 – Tell the story like you did in All Crews when you spoke with the voices: Journalist. ..... There you go - a scoop. ...** He's got a cracking story.***

Coulson « Sarah Ditum
sarahditum.com/tag/coulson/Cached
Freelance writer and journalist ... Journalists often lie, cheat, beg, borrow, and steal for a **cracking story**. ...

Journalism | the news with nipples
newswithnipples.com/category/journalism/Cached
5 Jan 2012 – It's about whether you want to be a good journalist or if you're happy being a mediocre journalist. ..... Yeah, that isn't a scoop. ... by Defence Minister Stephen Smith in response to the “skype sex scandal” earlier this year when secret film of a female .... But all it proves is that someone wrote a **cracker** of a line.

Media Watch | Uncle Neil's drug bust
13 Sep 2004 – That ***story went off like a cracker**. ... Seven reported the scandal across Australia. It was a big scoop for reporter Neil Warren. ... ...the journalist indicated words to the effect that the footage would be more valuable if the students ...

Murdochgate: A scandal that's only just beginning… « Slugger O'Toole
sluggerotoole.com/.../murdochgate-a-scandal-thats-only-just-beginni...Cached
10 Jul 2009 – Then by 6pm, Nick Davis, the Guardian journalist who broke the story was on the news that the press were taking .... The popular press in particular relies on scoops acquired with a chequebook. ... Page 11 is indeed **a cracker ...**

Lisa McCarthy
Spain
Local time: 18:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 63
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14 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
press-stopper


Explanation:
another idea.....when they shout "Stop the (printing) presses" because the journalist has come up with a great story at the last minute.

Neil Ashby
Spain
Local time: 18:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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