Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 01:00:20 -0800

From: Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: fame

So here I am, home, working (instead of being in NY with the rest of you),

and listening to a KFRC in San Francisco, an oldie station.

The 11:00-3:00 DJ starts talking about the American Dialect Society that

she had just heard of. She mentions the WOTY and asks for suggestions from

her listeners. She said she would forward it on (I'll assume she did -

though she never did say from where she got her information).

Then the DJs from 3:00-7:00 had an interview with Allan Metcalf. A nice


It wasn't quite like being there in NY and being part of the voting, but it

was a kick.