Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 13:31:13 -0500
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: WOTY
On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Wayne Glowka wrote:
Wayne, wasn't the winner "(hyphen)mom"?
Yes, it was, although the hyphen was David's joke. The Chicago Sun-Times
got the story wrong and the error was spread by AP. Peter Jennings should
be told that "the phrase" is accented like a compound word despite its
Jennings had the pronunciation correct, and I'm sure that he knows
what a compound noun is. That said, his point was that the word of the
year is two words. He then said that at least it wasn't some phrase that
I can't remember. It is several words long, new, and common enough to be
recognized by a wide audience.
University of Arizona
I'll have to forgive the man. He is always my example in class for a
centralized onset for the vowel rendered as "ou" or "ow" in spelling.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Office: Arts & Sciences 3-04
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu