Early ADS WOTY nominations posted

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Wed Dec 19 15:14:59 UTC 2007

On Dec 19, 2007, at 08:58, David Bowie wrote:

> Is there some official (to the extent *anything* involved with the
> WotY
> is official!) way to submit early nominations?

As I posted to the list recently, there's a new email address,
woty at americandialect.org, to which you can send nominations. Of
course, the list is good, too.

Keep in mind that these early nominations only make it to the
nomination board if they are brought up by somebody present at the
meeting. Wayne Glowka, David Barnhart, and I tend to only nominate a
few from our own lists when we're at the meeting. Our early
nominations serve more to attract media attention and to seed the
debate. They are not meant to hog all the nominating spots.

In any case, there's nothing like an impassioned speech to really
influence the crowd. Remember a few years ago when the darkhorse
"SARS" was advocated by a heartfelt argument from a nominator? It was
an outstanding move that nearly won the day.

Grant Barrett
Vice President of Communications and Technology
American Dialect Society
gbarrett at worldnewyork.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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