Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 11:19:27 -0600 From: Cynthia Bernstein Subject: Re: Algeo/Barnhart WOTYs In nominating "sidebar" I assumed its recent popularity stemmed from the OJ trial. Cynthia Bernstein 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 "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 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 > 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, is mentioned, but has been recognized > in previous years' competition? This is the source form, and more widely used. > My vote is for , though I suspect most would support . > Rudy >