[Ads-l] Probably not a WOTY candidate, but...

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 27 15:58:42 EST 2017

Wordspy has "craftivism" back to 2003:


The genuinely new "pussyhat" would be a better WOTY candidate.

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 3:52 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> “craftivist”, as in
> The pink, knitted “pussyhat,” worn by thousands of protesters at the
> recent Women’s Marches, is part of a long craftivist tradition.
> [caption for photo illustrating New Yorker piece on the “pussyhat
> project”, which my spellcheck keeps trying to correct to “pussycat”]:
> http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-d-i-
> y-revolutionaries-of-the-pussyhat-project
> I guess “cractivist” wouldn’t work for obvious reasons...

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