gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sun Dec 26 19:30:56 UTC 2004
On Dec 26, 2004, at 13:02, AAllan at AOL.COM wrote:
> It's easy to imagine a Golden Age when the media eagerly sought the
> ADS Words
> of the Year results, but as one involved from the beginning (1990), I
> attest that media attention has always been limited and sporadic.
Just words from a man who knows.
I vote that we retroactively accept Allan's 100-year WOTY lists in
"Predicting New Words" as official American Dialect Society Words of
the Year so we can then issue a press release from Oakland that has a
nuclear-war sized headline at top that says AMERICA'S LONGEST-RUNNING
WORDS OF THE YEAR VOTE OFFICIALLY ENSHRINES 2004 WORDS INTO "THE"
DICTIONARY; EXPERTS ADVISE ALL AMERICANS TO BEGIN USING THESE WORDS
IMMEDIATELY; SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT SUITABLE FOR MIMEOGRAPHING AND STAPLING
TO DICTIONARY FLYLEAF INCLUDED.
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