"Debt ceiling deniers" -- POTY?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 11 17:48:23 UTC 2013

Victor, I don't understand your complaint.  I'm not claiming "X
deniers" is a new formulation.  I am suggesting a candidate for POTY
= phrase of the year".  Has it become popular (the old "viral") enough?


At 10/11/2013 01:19 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Meh... "X deniers" is a productive formula, especially with the current
>Republican crop. The most commn are Holocaust deniers and climate change
>deniers (or variation on that theme) but there are plenty more. Now, if
>you told me of coming Obamacarepocalypse, I'd consider it for "most
>>As with most things in life, it makes sense to worry about yourself
>>first before turning your attention to others. So take the following
>>steps to ensure you're ready for the Obamacarepocalypse.
>The phrasal version a quick search dated to at least 2010, but there are
>a couple thousand hits today:
>BREAKING NEWS: Billions Survive ObamaCare Apocalypse
>March 29, 2010 8:49 PM
>We know it can't be much older than that.
>On 10/11/2013 9:42 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>This phrase seems definitely to have been used in 2012, but Google
>>Books is singularly uncooperative with my brief attempts to look
>>further back.
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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