American Dialect Society Words of the Year Preview

Brenda Lester alphatwin2002 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 21 23:41:21 UTC 2005

What, pray tell, is a regular Republican?
  Perhaps slightly right of compassionate Republican?

"Dennis R. Preston" <preston at MSU.EDU> wrote:  You mean regular Republicans are not even vetted? Shame!


>In a message dated 12/21/05 4:51:34 PM, vneufeldt at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM writes:
>>  Isn't it also the only one in which candidates are actually voted on
>>  by an unruly meeting of members?
>The people who vote are not neither all of the ADS members or only ADS
>members. Anyone who shows up at the unruly meeting is allowed to
>vote, including
>butchers, bakers, candlestick makers, and even the odd Republican.

Dennis R. Preston
University Distinguished Professor
Department of English
Morrill Hall 15-C
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
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