[Ads-l] WOTY candidate, from the Yiddish

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 13 21:54:55 UTC 2020

I first heard "oysgezoomt" in late April from my observant (in every sense)
cousin in Berkeley.

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On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 12:09 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> A colleague off-list writes:
> This is a word that started making the rounds last spring, but it just
> came back to me, and I think it should be a contender for woty: oysgezoomt.
> There are lots of google hits for it, but here's one:
> https://www.jewishboston.com/genug-shoyn-mit-zoom-enough-already-with-zoom/
> Pretty sure it’s new for 2020 (although the non-root morphemes have been
> around for a few centuries).  I guess a gloss could be ‘all Zoomed out’, in
> the relevant (upper-cased) sense.
> LH
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