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Nominate your 2007 words of the year

November 17th, 2007 Comments Off

The American Dialect Society’s word-of-the-year vote—the longest-running such vote anywhere—takes place in Chicago in January at its annual meeting. The academic society is now accepting word-of-the-year nominations at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Word of the Year is interpreted in its broader sense as “vocabulary item”—not just words but phrases. Your nominations do not have to be brand-new, but they should be newly prominent or notable in the past year, and should have appeared frequently in the national discourse. The word-of-the-year vote is not a formal induction of words into the American language, but a whimsical affair. Nominate accordingly.

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