BrE/AmE words of the year

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 21 01:24:57 UTC 2009

Interesting. "Staycation" would have made a fine AmE WOTY back in 2002,
in the midst of travel paranoia that followed 9/11. And, without this
listserv, I certainly would have never realized that "go missing" is an


On 12/20/2009 9:42 AM, Lynne Murphy wrote:
> In case it's of interest, the 2010 Separated by a Common Language words of
> the year are:
> AmE to BrE import:  staycation
> BrE to AmE import:  go missing
> (Thanks to ADS-L for being a major inspiration for the latter!)
> <>
> Happy holidays,
> Lynne

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