FW: new word:

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Fri Jan 11 15:02:07 UTC 2013

From: Hollis Barnhart [mailto:hbarnhart at highlands.com]
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 10:00 AM
To: David Barnhart
Subject: new word:

"previvors" -- those who undergo treatment before they have symptoms:

as in

Miss America contestant to get a double mastectomy as preventive measure

"The Newburg, Md. native said she has received letters from supporters all
over the country, including from fellow "previvors" who say they have been
inspired to undergo their own preventive surgeries. The Wynn sports book
gives her 25 to 1 odds of winning the Miss America crown, making her a
moderate favorite."


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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