Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 1 01:41:45 UTC 2011

On Oct 31, 2011, at 10:34 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpps/sports/introducing-tebowing-fad-inspired-by-qb-tim-tebow-dpgonc-20111028-fc_15689011
>> Big news on CNN.
>> It means to get down on one knee to pray (or pretend to pray) in the
>> manner of Tim Tebow.
>> Thousands of hits in the last few days.
> The word even has proponents angling to get it some WOTY consideration.
> http://news.lalate.com/2011/10/27/tebowing-definition-battles-for-word-of-the-year-2011-recognition/
> ...but I think it would have to get in line behind "planking,"
> "owling," "horsemaning," et al.

and "Occupy".  Note too that the proponents in question have nothing to do with the *real* WOTY vote.

> (Hmm, special category, anyone?)

If the Detroit Lions defense has anything to do with it, the category will be "Least Likely to Succeed"…


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