my word of the year--for your information

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Sat Dec 18 17:11:12 UTC 1999

Ron--not to be contentious, but is WOTY limited strictly to new words, or can it
include new usages for old words?  I'm not partial to "Littleton/Columbine," but
I understand the new generic significance now assigned to it.  I wouldn't cast
my vote for "L/C"--not because it's been around and b/c it's a place name--but
b/c I don't think that it's been all that pervasive.

One noisy lurker's opinion (since I'm not an official member of ADS).

RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:

> In a message dated 12/17/1999 6:16:25 PM, Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:
> << Littleton/Columbine >>
> I thought we limited consideration to NWOTY, not WOTY. This place name is not
> new.


Bob Haas
Department of English
High Point University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

                        "Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"

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