Webster's New World College Dictionary an nounces its word-of-the-year candidates

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 21 20:30:16 UTC 2008

At 11:33 AM -0500 11/21/08, Alison Murie wrote:
>On Nov 21, 2008, at 10:36 AM, Grant Barrett wrote:
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>>Webster’s New World College Dictionary has announced its top five
>>words of the year candidates. Odd choices from WNW, as usual.
>Odd, indeed. As an ADS-L bystander, I can't nominate, but I would
>be surprised if "bailout" & "locavore" didn't appear somewhere in the
>list under consideration for WOTY.
Locavore did have its shot last year.  I may have
even been the nominator, although perhaps not,
but it didn't make it over the top and I think
its moment in the sun may have passed.
Unfortunately (but fortunately for its
candidacy), the same can't be said of "bailout"
and its family of related words.


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