Another late WOTY entrant: "waterboarding"

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Tue Dec 25 14:43:32 UTC 2007

On Dec 24, 2007, at 20:19, Towse wrote:

> For obvious reasons.

In interviews I've been saying that "waterboarding" is more the word
of 2004 than of 2007. That's when the practice first came to
widespread attention and that's when it was first discussed widely.
What we're hearing about it now is the tail end of what began then. I
did, however, include it on my ADS WOTY nominations list.

Grant Barrett
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