Word of the Year Nominations Being Accepted

Nominations for the American Dialect Society’s 2006 Word of the Year vote—the longest-running such vote in the English-speaking world—have begun to arrive.

Wayne Glowka, chair of the New Words Committee of the American Dialect Society and editor of the column “Among the New Words” in the society’s quarterly journal American Speech, has submitted his nominations. (PDF, 40K)

Grant Barrett, editor of the Double-Tongued Dictionary web site, and editor of the Official Dictionary of Unofficial English, has also submitted his nominations. (PDF, 88K)

Your nominations are also welcome. Send them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Remember, the word of the Year is interpreted in its broader sense as a “vocabulary item”—not just single words but phrases can be nominated, too. Nominated terms do not have to be brand new, but they should be newly prominent or notable in the past year, usually by being widely discussed or of widespread importance.