Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 17:28:08 -0600
From: Cynthia Bernstein bernscy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: Re: Nominations for Words of the Year
Has "cookies"--that is, those crumbs that get left on your computer after
various internet communications--been considered for WOTY?
On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, Allan Metcalf wrote:
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.