WOTY candidate: hyperlocal (news)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue May 5 15:39:48 UTC 2009

CNN reports, "Future of online news may be 'hyperlocal'":


Michael Quinion talked about "hyperlocal" in Feb. '07, mentioning that
the relevant sense has been around since the late '80s:


But it's fair to say the term is rising to new levels of prominence
this year given the woes of the newspaper industry.

--Ben Zimmer

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

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