November 21, 2013 - submitted by Sloane, United States of America

Q. Dear Oracle,

Just a quick question, but does the origination of the Coldplay Anchorman have anything to do with Will Ferrell's Anchorman? Just wondering if they got the name from there.

Thanks a bunch!


The Oracle replies:

Well, Will Ferrell obviously chose the name for the film because he was playing the part of an Anchorman which is what you folks in the U.S call the person who reads the news.
We call them newsreaders over here. If Anchorman was named Newsreader it wouldn't have the same ring to it.

Funnily enough, Anchorman tweeted about Anchorman recently.