Understanding US political lingo

Al Jazeera tries to determine if Americans understand the words used by their political elite.

    For some Americans, politics is a different language.

    Bellwether, beltway, mugwump and filibuster are just a few of the terms thrown around on any given day in Washington, DC, the nation's capital.

    So Al Jazeera's John Terrett hit the streets of Atlanta in the southern US state of Georgia, to see if voters there were up on their political lingo ahead of the country's midterm elections.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.