Obama's former pastor created another stir up (Is this the right expression? How about create a buzz ?)recently when he talked about race inequality.

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In my experience, "stir up" is not a common "compound noun." "Mix up" is, but doesn't fit your application.

The verb usage is much more common. "He stirred up a whole bunch of crap" (pardon the vernacular). "He really stirred something up when he opened this particular can of worms!" (mixed metaphor)

"He really created a buzz" is acceptable, but I don't think it has the negative connotation you're looking for. Buzzes can be good as well as bad.

- A.
"He really stirred something up" is good! Thanks, Avangi.
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Hi guys,
I'd like to add a small and very general comment.

a stir - suggests surprise, argument, confusion
a buzz - suggests some degree of excitement, people talking to each other

Clivea stir - suggests surprise, argument, confusion
Great point, Clive. "Stir" by itself (with out the "up") is a very common noun in this context. Still, it seems a bit staid for this exact case.

Does it mean it's OK to say "He created a stir when..."?
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