Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 14:44:21 -0500

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

Subject: Re: Word of the year

Are previous years' category winners ever promoted to WOTY?

The official answer is - hasn't happened yet (because there are always so

many nominees), but there's no rule against it.

- Allan Metcalf

Executive Secretary

American Dialect Society