SbaCL words of the year

Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Wed Dec 22 05:32:57 UTC 2010

The Separated by a Common Language American-to-British Word of the Year is

The British-to-American Word of the Year was 'ginger' (in the 'red hair'
sense). This was not so much 'of this year' as representing a few years'

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I wish you all the best for the ADS WotY vote!


Dr M Lynne Murphy
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
Director of English Language and Linguistics
School of English
Arts B348
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QN

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