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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 9 15:34:59 UTC 2015


On Jan 9, 2015, at 7:25 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

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

No, it's from "I can't even", with an implicit verb.  "even" is not a verb here.

LH

> 
> 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?
> 
> Joel
> 
> 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:
>> 
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org_nominations-2Dfor-2D2014-2Dword-2Dof-2Dthe-2Dyear-2Dposted&d=AwIBAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=oUBUJdTcecBO8CGmqVvJsUeHnObZBSNIj2LKHzLJQgo&s=YQ2AcLVL-6ZErwUH_rrXgXy7YecEYGv_yRweXSoxCnw&e= 
>> Direct link to the PDF file: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__bit.ly_woty14noms&d=AwIBAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=oUBUJdTcecBO8CGmqVvJsUeHnObZBSNIj2LKHzLJQgo&s=QiPJq6afKJc_mXmAQrQQPLTcKQxNFNuprNIjJzyIvLo&e= 
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