Word: buycott (October 13 1989)

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 3 05:01:33 UTC 2012

Typo fix:
The OED does not present any matches for "buycott".

The OED presents numerous matches for "boycott". Curse you autocorrrect.

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 12:52 AM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> The frequency of the word "buycott" in news stories has increased
> recently because it is being applied to the "Chick-fil-A Appreciation
> Day". Now some LGBT groups have proposed a "kiss-in" in response.
> (Lennon and Ono had a bed-in but this is drifting off-topic.)
> On February 16, 2012 Victor Steinbok posted to the ADS list about the
> term "buycott". I did not see any other messages containing "buycott"
> in the ADS-L archive.
> [Begin excerpt]
>> http://goo.gl/PrGSn
>>> Those who prefer to drink their lattes packing protection on their hip
>>> turned out at Starbucks across the country on the first day of a
>>> "buycott" organized by gun owners -- countering the Starbucks boycott
>>> called this week by the National Gun Victims Action Council.
> [End excerpt]
> Wikipedia has an entry for Buycott.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buycott
> [Begin excerpt]
> One of the first uses of the term buycott was in 1991, in a Los
> Angeles Times column by Robert Foxworth.
> [End excerpt]
> Below are cites in 1989. I did not do a thorough search.
> The OED does not present any matches for ?? "boycott". ??

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