Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 21:59:52 -0700


Subject: Algeo/Barnhart WOTYs

A couple of comments. The one word that seems to have hit me in

the face most (besides the Web) is abs "abdominal muscles". It may have

been lurking around body-building salons for awhile, but it seems to have

escaped into public use only this year, providing a nice one-syllable

match for "buns", the other part of the anatomy that gets the most attention

in the exercise industry.

David's entry of sidebar as "aside" is related to, but slightly

different from the most common referent I've seen for it in the past two

years, namely a boxed (often with different-shaded background) commentary

expanding on a point mentioned in an article in a journal. Usually the

sidebar is set to the right or left side of the page, though occasionally

it may be placed across the bottom. The place I've encountered the term

most often is PC Magazine.

Incidentally, applets is mentioned, but has apps been recognized

in previous years' competition? This is the source form, and more widely used.

My vote is for abs , though I suspect most would support Web .