two more late entries for WOTY (if they take off)

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 23 20:03:58 UTC 2011

But lockouts have been part of the labor/management landscape, in sports
as in society in general, for years and years. The concept isn't new,
and neither is using the word "lockout" for it.

My nominations for WOTY would be "occupy" and "mic check". While the
terms themselves aren't new, the usage is new, in both cases.

On 11/23/11 2:18 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> If we are looking for nominations, I suggest "lockout". We've had two in
> pro sports this year and the talk about NBA lockout intensified because
> of the partially cancelled season. There was also the Verizon lockout.
> There have been several publicly discussed lockouts in recent memory,
> but nothing like the NFL, NBA and Verizon ones this summer.
> VS-)
> On 11/23/2011 1:56 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> "pinkwashing" and "homonationalism"
>> --both defined in today's Op-Ed by Sarah Schulman:
>> ays-as-a-messaging-tool.html
>> LH
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