Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 09:00:42 -0400
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
Subject: Re: election words
Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can start looking for information on words or phrases
that (may have) started or at least become more popular during elections, particularly U. S.
presidential elections? (Like the "okay" thing, for example.)
I have kinda limited reference resources here. . . References, or just examples in general would
At a most basic level, you could try looking in a book about political
language, such as Safire's _Safire's New Political Dictionary_ (full
disclosure: Random House book). No doubt many of the terms in there
were popularized during elections. This'll only concentrate on actual
political stuff--OK isn't in there, for example--but it's a place to
start. No doubt someone else will have better ideas.