Date: Wed, 14 Dec 1994 14:30:10 -0500

From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM

Subject: Re: Word...of the year

This year the WOTY session has been bifurcated. Nominations will be made and

received at 10 am Wednesday the 28th. David Barnhart will have his own list,

and John and Adele Algeo's (they can't attend this year but have sent two

pages), and will present those and consider others, making a list of final

candidates in cooperation with others present. Then the next afternoon, at

our usual 5 pm time, we'll have the usual vote on the winners.

Please join in, if you can. And in case we get media attention as we did

last year, please let me know if you'd like to help with newspaper, radio,

and TV interviews.

If you can't be there, you *can* join in the deliberations by posting your

own nominations on ADS-L. (Or if for some reason you're shy, send them

directly to me.) Even if you can be there, advance notice will help.

If there really is a day and a half between the nominations and the

voting, I'd like to suggest that the list of nominations be posted to

ADS-L, and allow non-attendees to vote by proxy by E-mail. This would

not only permit the participation of more Society members, but would

also give us a gigantic hook and which to hang a publicity effort--the

information superhighway, our very successful word of the year, is still

enough in the news that using it to vote for next year's WotY would

be noticed.

Jesse T Sheidlower

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