WOTY candidate(s): Iraqification, Iraqization

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 24 01:18:44 UTC 2003

Brand-spanking-new word division:


Nexis has one hit from the Observer in April, the other 5 from
September, including the one in today's Times that got me going.
Interesting column that compares today's (planned) "Iraqification"
with the "Vietnamization" of an earlier conflict some of us recall;
note the contrast in suffixes.  As it happens, there are also six
Nexis hits on "Iraqization", all from June to September of this year.
I prefer "Iraqification" on (I think) phonological grounds, but I
don't suppose I should play favorites.


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