woty 08 abroad

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 20 02:02:47 UTC 2008

At 8:53 PM -0500 11/19/08, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>In a message dated 11/19/08 8:43:51 PM, debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU writes:
>>  On December 12 every year and watched by a crowd of tourists and
>>  media, a priest at the Kiyomitzudera Buddhist temple in Kyoto waves a
>>  large brush to write the Word of the Year on white cardboard in black
>>  ink.
>I thought that this was what Alan Metcalf did every year at LSA. If not, he
>should try it.
And if we don't have a Buddhist temple handy, we can create one,
although we may want to work out the timing so we can...um, prepare
the architectural elements for use:


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