Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Jan 3 14:16:14 UTC 2001

>Our definition (which has grown with the process) has for some time
>now noted that words which "have come to prominence" in a year (not
>just those manufactured in that year) are worthy candidates. My
>learned colleague David Barnhart has not been a strong supporter of
>this turn, but, then, he is not athletic.


PS: My apologies to the sharp-eyed Arnold Zwicky who noted my "modd"
typo in my earlier contribution to this thread.

>On Tue, 2 Jan 2001, Barnhart wrote:
>>  Dear Dennis:
>>  I don't like old words for WOTY.  Never have and probably never will.
>Wouldn't that technically make the category NWOTY then?
>I didn't realize the N was implied, but I'm relatively new to the process.
>--- Steve K.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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