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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 12 20:59:20 UTC 2015


On Jan 12, 2015, at 2:35 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) wrote:

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> By "we" do you mean this list? Or the actual meeting of the ADS?

My first "we" is linked to those of us who attended the WOTY nomination fest last Thursday (that's when the "hashtag of the year" category was added to the other standard ones).  The second "we" (of "we can hope") was more generally intended.

LH
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> Cause I can't find reference to the term in the archives.
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>> Subject: Re: Word of the Year 2014: "#blacklivesmatter" (UNCLASSIFIED)
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>> 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.=20
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>> LH=20
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>> 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.
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>>>> Read the press release:
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