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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 12 19:26:04 UTC 2015


It's off to a good start (someone brought it up when we were discussing hashtags of the year, and someone else--possibly Ben--pointed out that it was a 2015-er), but then there's the recency effect.  But we can hope that nothing quite as awful will come along to inspire a competitor between now and 12/31. 

LH 

On Jan 12, 2015, at 11:42 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) wrote:

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> How does this bode for #JeSuisCharlie for 2015?
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
>> Behalf Of Ben Zimmer
>> Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2015 12:32 AM
>> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>> Subject: Word of the Year 2014: "#blacklivesmatter"
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>> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:       Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject:      Word of the Year 2014: "#blacklivesmatter"
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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.
>> 
>> Read the press release:
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org_2014-2Dword-2Dof-2Dthe-2Dyear-2Dis-2D&d=AwIFAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=KE5zyDk4P5RNfzdmpl6CzFe_ZTBOYJXBbVBltIdqMWE&s=5lXWUBc1mJs6FKc60IEgXlJwh0m3l0GckPMnHxQkt4I&e= 
>> blacklivesmatter
>> Shortcut to PDF: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__bit.ly_ADSWOTY14&d=AwIFAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=KE5zyDk4P5RNfzdmpl6CzFe_ZTBOYJXBbVBltIdqMWE&s=jyxDlQL0g8mNML3iqawgZatxp27n3Cu0SwAZbewpxFQ&e= 
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>> --bgz
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>> Ben Zimmer
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