Michael HIll, news anchor for New Orleans's ABC affiliate and a man with a penchant for wonderfully awkward questions, has seen our post and writes in to say he does indeed know from banter. E-mail after the jump.

Hi David,

I have no delusions about ‘banter.' Why all the fuss about one word uttered after a segment rarely seen on any traditional station's late newscast! The topic invites discussion, debate and commentary. Nothing wrong with also ‘injecting' or ‘inserting' a little humor … even for the prudish to the prurient! J



"Injecting ... inserting." We're enjoying this Michael fellow a little bit more.

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