Newspaper report on WOTY

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 18 00:45:43 UTC 2004

>>The reporter who interviewed me for the Detroit News said that "A
>>group of lexicons" had decided on the word.

At least they could call us "a group of lexica".  But what do I know?
I'm just a stuffy Boston society lexicon, after all, like the rest of


>>Philadelphia Inquirer, January 15, 2004, page E2 column 1
>>Main headline "What's the god word?  It's 'metrosexual'
>>Subhead over the main headline "A Boston society picks the top term for
>>by Alfred Lubrano.  No wire service indicators.
>>Article begins
>>     "_Metrosexual_ is the Word of the Year 2003, as chosen by the American
>>Dialect Society.  The word refers to a fashion-conscious heterosexual male.
>>        "The good and worthy word-pickers at the Boston society---which has
>>been choosing a word of the year since the late 19th
>>century---thought that the
>>noun most signified 2003.
>>        [rest of article not copied]"

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