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    Buzz words 2007

    ~rthomas

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    The author of the article, Grant Barrett, usually co-moderates the panel where we select the Word of the Year at American Dialect Society annual meeting. You can see some other nomination lists here: http://americandialect.org/

    Meeting is next weekend in Chicago. The way this usually goes is that winners of sub-categories (like "most useful, most likely to succeed" &c) come from these nomination lists, but the WotY often comes in as a darkhorse suggestion from members during the early round of balloting. This happened with both metrosexual and truthiness, if memory serves.

    A movie is not about what it's about; it's about how it's about it.
    ---Roger Ebert


    Some questions cannot be answered
    Who’s gonna bury who
    We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
    ---Over the Rhine

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    Quote Originally Posted by throatybeard View Post
    The author of the article, Grant Barrett, usually co-moderates the panel where we select the Word of the Year at American Dialect Society annual meeting. You can see some other nomination lists here: http://americandialect.org/

    Meeting is next weekend in Chicago. The way this usually goes is that winners of sub-categories (like "most useful, most likely to succeed" &c) come from these nomination lists, but the WotY often comes in as a darkhorse suggestion from members during the early round of balloting. This happened with both metrosexual and truthiness, if memory serves.

    celebutard - I love that word.
    ~rthomas

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    Smile Oh snaps

    Given the discussion a couple of weeks ago, I'm surprised snaps didn't make it on the list.

    To kinnear? Huh?
    Cheers,
    Lavabe

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    blogosphere

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    buzz words

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