2010 WOTY nominations open

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 28 01:27:27 UTC 2010

I've been aware of "lamestream media" since last year, but it hit Fox
really hard this year, what with Palin, Angle and O'Donnell, all of whom
favored the term.

Snowpocalypse made a comeback last night (you can check out an example
on TPM) as did snowmageddon. But a perfectly reasonable term from last
night's news (and something I noted to myself a couple of hours before
the broadcast)--thundersnow. The meaning is transparent, of course, and
it's not the most interesting (or new) formation, but here it is,


PS: Thanks for the "garden path"--it was on the tip of my tongue, but I
simply could not come up with it...

On 12/27/2010 8:10 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> At 5:56 PM -0500 12/27/10, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> 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
> No, it considerably predated her entrance on the scene, popularized
> by her friends at FOX News.  I don't know who invented it; I'd guess
> a right-wing blogger, but someone on the list no doubt has better
> info.
> A feeble entry, from today's news:  "snownado", as some are
> apparently calling the current weather event that combines features
> of both snowstorms and tornados.
> LH

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