"Anyone got a match?"

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sun Oct 6 01:29:31 UTC 2002

>Well, many WOTYs have been POTYs (e,g, the first WOTY "Bush lips"
>[written "Bushlips" but not pronounced that way] and soccer mom").
>No need to enhance what has already been established. ADS plays fast
>and loose with the concept "word." (But all linguistics does so far
>as I can tell.)


>On Sat, 5 Oct 2002, James A. Landau wrote:
>>>  >I know it will finish dead last, but this is my nomination for Word of the
>>>   >Year.
>>>   WHICH word are you nominating?
>>Not a single word, but the phrase in the subject line, "Anyone got a match?"
>O. I missed it! (Perhaps we should add a Phrase of the Year (POTY).)

Dennis R. Preston
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