OAD WOTY; Gawker on "squick"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Dec 9 00:13:54 UTC 2005

"Podcast" is the Oxford American Dictionary's word of the year, in
case you haven't heard...


On OUPblog, Erin McKean gives a run-down of the runners-up:


The blog entry also links to Gawker, which reproduces an email
exchange between the OAD and a reader about the revolting origins of
one runner-up, "squick":


--Ben Zimmer

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