I know there’s a word for this…
Unemployed Michelle Malkin is underwhelmed by the recently selected word of the year:
A lady from the Oxford University Press e-mailed today to inform me that the New Oxford American Dictionary has chosen its â€œWord of the Year.â€ I noted last yearâ€™s winner: â€œCarbon neutral.â€ Well, this year, theyâ€™ve gone environmentally correct again. The word of the year isâ€¦drum roll pleaseâ€¦ â€œlocavore.â€ The Oxford blog proudly touts its selection:
The past year saw the popularization of a trend in using locally grown ingredients, taking advantage of seasonally available foodstuffs that can be bought and prepared without the need for extra preservatives.
The â€œlocavoreâ€ movement encourages consumers to buy from farmersâ€™ markets or even to grow or pick their own food, arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. Locavores also shun supermarket offerings as an environmentally friendly measure, since shipping food over long distances often requires more fuel for transportation.
The recently fired Ms. Malkin notes:
Me, too. Shouldnâ€™t the word of the year be a word that more than four people have actually heard of?
Among the runners-up: â€œTaseâ€ and â€œMRAP vehicle.â€
A few of my nominations:
Any Norman Hsu pun.
Me? I’m kinda leaning towards: