Words of the Year 2000 (II)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 8 16:03:33 UTC 2001

On Mon, 8 Jan 2001 AAllan at AOL.COM wrote:

> every year. The winner in the Brand-Spanking New category was "unconcede," to
> rescind a concession. Another candidate was "cell yell," loud talking on a
> cell phone.

If Brand-Spanking New means coined in 2000, "cell-yell" is also not

1999 _S.F. Chronicle_ 16 July   Ed Moose's joint has gone cell free,
because Ed found that many diners are annoyed by Mr. Bigshot at the next
table speaking in typical cell-yell, closing a deal.

Fred Shapiro

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