WOTY's aborning

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Sun Jun 24 13:16:28 UTC 2012

NPR this morning has a news piece on evolving musical trends so far this
year.  The thought struck me that words might be evolving, too.  Of course
this is a political year!  So there will be a lot of politically-based WOTYs
this year as the political season heats up.  But other types are appearing
here and elsewhere: _parse_ is one example, _medias_ is another.
_Twitterverse_ may be another.  See also _shadowban_, _automatize_, _cut
one's name_, etc.



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