October 29, 2012 - submitted by Grace, Australia

Q. Who is the "anchorman". I love Coldplay and always will, but I just don't understand whom the anchorman is. Is it the anchor of Coldplay or is it just one of the guys?


The Oracle replies:

As you know I won't reveal identities so I will answer what is an anchorman?
An anchorman is at the helm of a radio/TV news programme. They present the news and coordinate and liaise with the rest of the team. The term is more popular in the U.S and perhaps the most famous one is the fictional Ron Burgundy.

The name does indeed come from the idea they act as an anchor for all the news correspondents.