American Dialect Society Word of the Year

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American Dialect Society Word of the Year

Post by Ken Greenwald » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:52 pm

Dave Wilton’s http://www.wordorigins.org (good site and Dave’s BIG LIST is a reliable source for word and phrase origins) puts out a free weekly newsletter called A WAY WITH WORDS, which I recommend to all lovers of word stuff. The January 2006 issue deals with the American Dialect Society (ADS) WORD OF THE YEAR. You may access this January issue as well as all the 2005 back issues at http://www.wordorigins.org/newsltr.htm . You may also go directly to the American Dialect Society website at http://www.americandialect.org/Words_of ... r_2005.pdf to view the ADS Word of the Year info. Enjoy!
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American Dialect Society Word of the Year

Post by minjeff » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:24 pm

Thanks for the link Ken! 1997's most original "prarie dogging" I've never heard used in that context. Most recently I've heard it in regards to when one is having a difficult time refraining from defication and hence one "prarie dogs" it to keep from going on oneself.
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Post by Laurie Reinders » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:22 pm

Cool link! I enjoyed.
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