official call for 2012 word-of-the-year nominations

Grant Barrett grantbarrett at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 14 14:53:57 UTC 2012

What is the word or phrase which best characterizes the year 2012? What expression most reflects the ideas, events, and themes which have occupied the English-speaking world, especially North America?

The best “word of the year” candidates will be:

-- demonstrably new or newly popular in 2012
-- widely and/or prominently used in 2012
-- indicative or reflective of the popular discourse
-- not a peeve or a complaint about overuse or misuse

Full details:

Grant Barrett
American Dialect Society
Vice President of Communications and Technology
grantbarrett at

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