[Ads-l] Woty favourite?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 28 00:30:34 UTC 2016

At our WOTY nominating session, we may decide on an ad-hoc category of
nominees to encompass the "Brexit" lexicon (Brexicon?). Then at the main
voting session, a winner will be chosen from that category, along with what
whatever other categories we've decided on.

As our illustrious executive secretary Allan Metcalf noted in his latest
Lingua Franca column, we're looking at overhauling the WOTY categories this
time around.


On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 7:39 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> I assume there will be an up or down vote on the entire category as a
> whole, not on its individual members.
> Joel
>       From: Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
>  Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 7:29 PM
>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Woty favourite?
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 5:49 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> I refer of course to "Brexit".  Just came across a reference to the
> > Brexiteers and I'm sure other spinoffs abound.
> >
> Back in February for my WSJ column I wrote about "Brexit," "Brexiter,"
> "Brexiteer," "Bremain," "Bremainer," "Brexpert," etc.
> http://www.wsj.com/articles/britains-eu-choice-brexit-or-bremain-1456499551
> In recent days many more spinoffs have been added, including "Regrexit,"
> "Bregret," "Bremorse," etc. Probably worth its own special category in the
> WOTY voting.
> --bgz

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