Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Oct 31 14:34:12 UTC 2011

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.


...but I think it would have to get in line behind "planking,"
"owling," "horsemaning," et al. (Hmm, special category, anyone?)


Ben Zimmer

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