Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 11:19:27 -0600
From: Cynthia Bernstein bernscy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: Re: Algeo/Barnhart WOTYs
In nominating "sidebar" I assumed its recent popularity stemmed from the
Dept. of English
Auburn University, AL 36849-5203
On Thu, 21 Dec 1995, Rudy Troike wrote:
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 .