Word of the Century

Grant Barrett gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Thu Dec 30 05:59:06 UTC 1999

As WOTY-C-M debates take place, as I cannot be at the ADS meeting, I would like to
mention that it might be profitable to consider the possibility of whole categories of
words being considered as a new voting opportunity. It might be phrased: What change
in the last, say, century has contributed the largest batch of new words and phrases
to the American language? Baseball? The automobile? Computers?

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