Overheard: Word of the Day

Nov 26 2007   5:39PM GMT

Overheard: The New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year for 2007 is “locavore”

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

new_oxford_american_dictionary.jpg The New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year for 2007 is “locavore.”

What the heck?

“Locavore” was coined two years ago by a group of four women in San Francisco who proposed that local residents should try to eat only food grown or produced within a 100-mile radius.

Runners-up for the 2007 Word of the Year that made more sense to me:

bacn: email notifications you sign up for but probably leave in your inbox unread

cloudware: online applications, such as Adobe Buzzword

social graph: the network of one’s friends and connections on social websites such as Facebook and Myspace

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