James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Mon Jan 28 01:42:46 UTC 2002
In a message dated 01/26/2002 4:08:58 PM Eastern Standard Time,
RonButters at AOL.COM writes:
> Words of the Year need not necessarily be new, right? For that matter,
> "9/11" is not really "new"--it just took on a new significance (cf. "Fourth
> of July").
In a message dated 01/27/2002 3:21:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,
editor at VERBATIMMAG.COM writes:
> ["starchitect"] showed up in the (Chicago) Tribune Arts section today and
> all set to put it on my list for WOTY next year until a quick Google
> search showed it to have quite a few hits, some from a year or so
Now I'm confused.
P.S. In case anyone be interested, I posted my post about "Ground Zero"
because I somehow got the impression that people thought "ground zero" was a
new coinage rather than having been around for over half a century.
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