Then there are other times when it's something totally different that gives me pause. Take this quote from Wednesday, June 27, 2012, for example: Reality star Khloe Kardashian is 28.
Reality Star. What does that even MEAN?!!?
Let's see if taking the words separately helps.
re-al-i-ty...noun: 1. the state or quality of being real; 2. resemblance to what is real; 3. real things, facts, or events taken as a whole, i.e., state of affairs, as in "the reality of the business world" or "vacationing to escape reality"; 4. In philosophy, something that exists independently of ideas concerning it.
So far, I'm not seeing any correlation to Ms Kardashian.
star...noun: any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon.
Ah, well...THERE you have it! Though, even at that, I'm not convinced "reality" has much to do with it at all.