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

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Nov 24 00:10:33 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 4:12 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> Re "occupy":  That's certainly a major contender, I'd think.  Now it's
> even spawned a reversative twin, "unoccupy" (as I'm sure Ben has
> noticed), with or without hyphen:

I'd missed that. Confusingly, the Albuquerque offshoot of OWS is
calling itself "(Un)occupy Albuquerque," apparently because "occupy"
is seen as offensive to Native Americans:

The article that Larry linked to is about a conservative
counterprotest... which I guess should be called "Un(un)occupy


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