[Ads-l] Word of the Year 2014: "#blacklivesmatter"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 10 13:49:12 UTC 2015


By what manner of well-meaning legerdemain does a three-word "Most Notable
Hashtag" become "word" of the year?

JL



On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 1:31 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

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> The Word of the Year for 2014 is "#blacklivesmatter," the first time that a
> hashtag has been selected as ADS WOTY. It also won a new category created
> for this year, Most Notable Hashtag.
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> Read the press release:
> http://www.americandialect.org/2014-word-of-the-year-is-blacklivesmatter
> Shortcut to PDF: http://bit.ly/ADSWOTY14
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