Monday, January 08, 2007

Plutoing plutoed

Mr. Verb has a natural affinity to being plutoed – it's a nice piece of verbing, after all – and you figure something's rolling when it gets its own blog. Some of the wordinistas seemed to think that this WotY wouldn't get any national play – that to be plutoed would itself get plutoed, as it were – but I suspect that this tradition is established enough now that it's virtually automatic – see here. Over on ads-l and on Language Log, they've documented AP's bungling of the WotY, for a second year in a row.

Things may be a little quiet here in Verbville for a couple of days, but there's some interesting stuff brewing for 2007 already, including notes on a couple of papers from ADS and LSA on language in the Upper Midwest.

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