deather(ism), proofer(ism)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu May 5 17:56:59 UTC 2011

New terms cropping up for conspiracy theorists positing that Osama bin Laden
isn't actually dead:

("Deathers," in a previous incarnation, were people who bought Sarah Palin's
line about "death panels." It got some consideration with other "-er" words
in the WOTY '09 voting.)


Ben Zimmer

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