More new words

karl h schwerin (schwerin@UNM.EDU)
Mon, 8 Jan 1996 13:20:26 -0700

Here is a list of new nouns noted by the American Dialect Society

Anxious class - Middle-class people worried about economic security

Astrotruf - Phony grass-roots movement created by special-interest

Big box - Large chain store specializing in one kind of merchandise.

Brownfield - Vacant city lot

Drive-through delivery - Shortened hospital stay after childbirth

EQ - Emotional intelligence

Generation Y - Post-post baby boomers

Home meal replacement - takeout

Joe six chip - Ordinary Joe with computer

Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology
Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

There are people who will help you get your basket
on your head because they want to see what is in it.
-- African proverb