Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 16:53:24 -0500

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

Subject: Nominations for Words of the Year

Barry Popik sends these:

--RAZZI (as in paperazzi, videorazzi, stalkerazzi, chopperazzi, et al.)

The Word-of-the-Year need not be a "new" word during the year. The most

influential word of the year will do. "Ebonics" was two decades old, but was

still a WOTY contender last year. "Soccer mom" also was older than a year.

"Show Me the Money!" is the Phrase-of-the-Year. The movie JERRY MAGUIRE came

out for the Christmas season of 1996, but the movie's catchphrase became

popular in January 1997.