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Informal; an advertisement or a set of advertisements in succession. The term is most common in broadcasting. For example, a radio announcer may say, "And now a word from our sponsors."
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Concerned about the degree of scepticism shown by nine-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis towards the incredible performances of Jamaican sprinters, and of CBS columnist Dan Bernstein, who wrote, "Anyone wasting words extolling the greatness of Usain Bolt should know better," Moore sensibly sets off to Jamaica to investigate for himself.
Hoklotubbe deftly makes everything work without wasting words.
Twitter is well known for its 140-character limit in tweets, so keep your hashtag short and concise to avoid wasting words and deterring others from using it.