Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 13:44:02 -0500

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: word of the year list

Speaking ex officio (though not ex cathedra) for the American Dialect

Society, I know of no objection to publicizing our Word of the Year vote; in

fact, I have made some effort to get the Word out to the media and others


You'll find a press release with the results from 1995 and previous years in

the ADS Web site at:

You'll also find an even more detailed account of the 1995 choices, with

complete list of candidates and votes in each category, in the January 1995

Newsletter of the ADS, which is going to the printer (at last) today. If you

belong to ADS, expect your copy next week; if you don't, give me your s-mail

address and I'll send you the issue and a membership invitation.

- Allan Metcalf, ADS executive secretary AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]