Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 21:47:47 GMT From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: WORD(s) OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS Re "astroturf": > I expect this word is listed here for its newer meaning in politics, which > is something like "artificial (or artificially-engendered) grassroots > support." Yes. John Algeo's definition is "organized public response to a political issue appearing to be a 'grassroots' movement but instead created by special-interest advertising." --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]