Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 09:25:42 -0400
From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU
Subject: Re: WORD(s) OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
Well, Natalie, you must have been posting your message just as I posted
my query asking what was going on in Chicago! Thanks. Here are my responses:
NOMINATIONS: My Comments:
brownfield never heard it
E.Q. never heard it
meme never heard it
montanabahn never heard it
Generation Y okay, I can go with this
Vanna White shrimp don't know what it means
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
www I don't know anybody who says "www"
(but I know people who say "World Wide Web"
corporate welfare No. (I hear "corporate greed" more often.)
hello? Not new -- but certainly widespread.
postal (to go postal) Okay.
cybrarian Never heard it
spamming That's been around for a while, folks, at
least two years. (Didn't I vote for it
newt (v) My nomination for WOTY (I don't find it at
astroturf This word is at least two decades old!
starter marriage Haven't heard it
home meal replacement never heard it
WORD OF THE YEAR
go postal Yes.
www See above comment
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