CatchThis Blog / neologisms

Laurel Sutton

May 13, 2009

This was published a few weeks ago, but I didn’t have a chance to blog it till now. Forbes, of all publications, put together quite a nice special issue on neologisms – that is, newly formed words. I’m impressed that they got real linguists (like John McWhorter, my colleague when we were both at UC […]

Mark Skoultchi

May 4, 2009

Here’s a word I’d love to see in our lexicon: e-bacle noun. A digital snafu of monumental proportions. (The release of insurance claims data to Google Health by that Boston hospital recently was a real e-bacle.)