Tuesday, November 13, 2007
An unsatisfying choice of words
The editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary have picked their word of the year: "locavore." That's someone who prefers locally grown food. (You can learn more about "locavorism" here and here.)

I am disappointed in this selection. "Tase," which is a runner-up, is a better pick because people are actually using the word thanks to this incident. I have yet to see anyone use "locavore" in conversation or in a news story, although I have read about the "local food" trend.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 10:13 AM | Permalink |


  • At 9:16 PM, Anonymous geek girl

    Locavore? I have neither heard anyone say it nor read it anywhere until now. Thumbs down!

  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger gregflynn

    For more words you've never read or heard check out Verbotomy.com
    Invent your own.