[Ads-l] Nominations for 2014 Word of the Year

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 9 15:25:37 UTC 2015

A couple of thoughts --

even (v.) -- from "to even out"?  If so, the definition doesn't 
include the sense of "to level" (make even).

lumbersexual -- I'm afraid I can only see the Lumberjack from the 
Monty Python sketch.  Well, at least it was put into the "Most 
Unnecessary" group.

normcore -- is that what Dilbert is wearing currently?


At 1/9/2015 09:39 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
>We had our nominating session for Word of the Year here in Portland,
>and the nominees have now been posted:
>Direct link to the PDF file: http://bit.ly/woty14noms

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