Sounds like the name of a car.Richard Frost wrote: ↑Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:27 amWORD OF THE DAY
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[ voks pop-yuh-lahy ]
the voice of the people; popular opinion.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF VOX POPULI?
The phrase vox populi comes straight from Latin vōx populī “voice of the people.” Vōx (inflectional stem vōc-) is the source of English vocal and vowel, via Old French vouel, from Latin (littera) vōcālis “sounding (letter).” Populī is the genitive singular of the noun populus, the collective name for the Roman citizen body, excluding women, children, foreigners, and slaves. The phrase vōx populī does not occur in Latin literature and only first appears in a letter that the great Anglo-Saxon scholar Alcuin wrote to Charlemagne in 798, not to pay heed to those who insist that vōx populī vōx Deī “the voice of the people is the voice of God” because the populace is too unstable–a sentiment the Romans would agree with entirely. In later English history (after Alcuin), vōx populī vōx Deī is favorable, a notable example being the title of a Whig tract entitled Vox Populi, Vox Dei: being true Maxims of Government (1710). The abbreviated phrase vox pop “the views of the majority of people, popular opinion” appears in the first half of the 18th century. Nowadays vox pop means “popular opinion as shown by comments made to the media by members of the public.” Vox populi entered English in the mid-16th century.
HOW IS VOX POPULI USED?
In 1972, Democrats made their process more plebiscitary—more primaries, less influence for political professionals—to elicit and echo the vox populi. - GEORGE F. WILL, "THE LURE OF KAMIKAZE CANDIDATES," WASHINGTON POST, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
But in this country, the process of language reform is complicated. It’s not exactly grassroots democracy; some voices count more than others, and people usually leave typographical niceties to the expert associations concerned with them. What vox populi retains is veto power. KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH, "THE CASE FOR CAPITALIZING THE B IN BLACK," THE ATLANTIC, JUNE 18, 2020
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I always associate the phrase 'vox pop' with Not The Nine O'Clock News. I don't know if I'm remembering correctly, but did they do brief sketches with a member of the public speaking to camera (as though being interviewed)?
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