"Anyone got a word for a linguistic item?"

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Sun Oct 6 01:48:16 UTC 2002

On Sat, 5 Oct 2002, Dennis R. Preston wrote:

>>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.)

Yeah - you really cannot say "linguistic item of the year," ("LIOTY") and
get anyone but a linguist to listen, I suppose.


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