Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 17:28:08 -0600 From: Cynthia Bernstein 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? Cynthia Bernstein Auburn Univ. 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. >