Early ADS WOTY nominations posted

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Thu Dec 20 15:50:21 UTC 2007

From:    Dennis Preston <preston at MSU.EDU>

> I vigorously oppose Ron's anti-frivolity stance. Which of our few
> sillinesses will he oppose next? Looks like a slippery slope to me.

Well, not to mention, in all seriousness, that WotY != most likely to

It seems to me that there's good reason to have those categories
separate--if the WotY is supposed to be that word or phrase that best
captures the state of things in the preceding year, it seems to me that
it may well end up being something forever tied to that one point in
time, and so not continue in the language for very long.

p.s. I still occasionally see students who know nothing of the WotY vote
use "truthiness" in their papers, results from Google's indexing

David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
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