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Hashtags helped cement ‘occupy’ and ‘winning’ as memorable words of 2011

NPR Linguist Ben Zimmer tells NPR’s Renee Montagne that Twitter has helped elevate some of the contenders for word of the year, such as “winning” and “occupy,” which is likely to be the choice of the American Dialect… Read more
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The word of the year is: Hashtag

Industries / Media : Media Wire (2 years ago)

American Dialect Society | Visual Thesaurus In a vote for 2012?s Word of the Year on Friday evening, “the slate filled with some expected choices, such as YOLO, fiscal cliff, 47 percent, and Gangnam style,” writes Ben Zimmer, lingui... Read Post

'Hashtag' Is Selected As Word Of The Year By The American Dialect Society

Technology : Message (2 years ago)

I was involved in a twitter thread today with Ben Zimmer, who is a well-known lexicographer, and  chair of the New Words Committee of the American Dialect Society. He has been researching the Twitter hashtag, which was recently sele... Read Post

‘Occupy’ likely to be word of the year

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (3 years ago)

“On the Media” | Visual Thesaurus “Occupy” is a strong contender for word of the year, says Ben Zimmer, who leads the New Words Committee of the American Dialect Society, which selected “app” last year and “tweet” in 2009.… Read mor... Read Post


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