Random Note For WOTY #7

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 3 17:02:00 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:54 AM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com> wrote:
> Research this morning on #6, _drone deliver_, has revealed _delivery drone_
> which dates back to at least 2009.
> Cars will be pooled and not seen as a vital part of everyday life. Delivery
> drones will replace trucks. Beth Neil, "Your Home 2029," The Mirror (Nexis),
> April 27, 2009, p 10

And today's word from Paul McFedries' Wordspy site is "dronejacking,"
presumably an occupational hazard of delivery drones.



Ben Zimmer

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