2010 WOTY nominations open

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 27 22:56:01 UTC 2010

A couple more entries that I have not seen yet--again, mostly from the
same sources (tea party terminology, oil spill)

- lamestream media (not entirely sure if it was a Palinism or if it came
from one of the her mama-grizzly farm)
- work-around (was very popular during the oil-spill fix--perhaps not as
popular as "spillcam")
- means of production (in particular in reference to ACA--trite
tea-party complaint about the government taking over the means of
production, a.k.a., "Socialism")
- head-stomper (the Rand Paul supporter who, well, stomped on a head of
a protester--this was quickly picked up by DailyKos and other assorted

There were some interesting quotes too...

I don't have the full quote of Harry Reid from Game-Change:
" 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect unless he
wanted to have one' "

Then there is Obama's

" [... so] I know whose ass to kick."

Full quote:

"We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers,
so I know whose ass to kick."


On 12/21/2010 12:56 PM, Grant Barrett wrote:
> The American Dialect Society is now accepting nominations for the "word of the year" of 2010.
> The full announcement, with links to five sets of early nominations, is here: http://bit.ly/2010woty
> What is the word or phrase which best characterizes the year? What expression most reflects the ideas, events, and themes which have occupied the English-speaking world, especially North America?
> Nominations can be sent by email to woty at americandialect.org or to the Twitter user name @americandialect, or they can be made in Twitter by using the hashtag #woty10.
> They will be considered for the American Dialect Society's 21st annual word-of-the-year vote, the longest-running vote of its kind in the world and the word-of-the-year event up to which all word-of-the-year votes lead. It will be held in Pittsburgh on Friday, January 7, 2011.
> The best "word of the year" candidates will be:
> —new or newly popular in 2010
> —widely or prominently used in 2010
> —indicative or reflective of the popular discourse
> Read more: http://bit.ly/2010woty
> Grant Barrett
> American Dialect Society
> Vice President of Communications and Technology
> http://www.americandialect.org
> grantbarrett at gmail.com

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