2010 WOTY nominations open

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jan 7 14:31:46 UTC 2011

The results of the nomination meeting for Word of the Year have been
posted to the ADS site:


The final vote will be held at today at 5:30 p.m.

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Grant Barrett
<gbarrett at worldnewyork.org> wrote:
> The American Dialect Society is now accepting nominations for the "word of the year" of 2010.
> The full announcement, with links to five sets of early nominations, is here: http://bit.ly/2010woty
> What is the word or phrase which best characterizes the year? What expression most reflects the ideas, events, and themes which have occupied the English-speaking world, especially North America?
> Nominations can be sent by email to woty at americandialect.org or to the Twitter user name @americandialect, or they can be made in Twitter by using the hashtag #woty10.
> They will be considered for the American Dialect Society's 21st annual word-of-the-year vote, the longest-running vote of its kind in the world and the word-of-the-year event up to which all word-of-the-year votes lead. It will be held in Pittsburgh on Friday, January 7, 2011.
> The best "word of the year" candidates will be:
> —new or newly popular in 2010
> —widely or prominently used in 2010
> —indicative or reflective of the popular discourse
> Read more: http://bit.ly/2010woty
> Grant Barrett
> American Dialect Society
> Vice President of Communications and Technology
> http://www.americandialect.org
> grantbarrett at gmail.com
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