Archive for December 2008
The New York Times lists prominent neologisms and phrases from 2008, with lovely typesetting to boot.
My favourites include: “Caribou Barbie”, “DWT”, “Futarchy” and “Burrowing”.
That befuddling, nameless thing, that Janus-faced verbal monstrosity.
[That] much-condemned conjunctive-disjunctive crutch of sloppy thinkers.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Kentucky Supreme Court on the phrase “and/or”. (According to the first port of call for sloppy thinkers everywhere, Wikipedia—i.e., my first port of call!)