Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oxford’s Word of the Year: Locavore

Locavore is Oxford's word of the year.
"The past year saw the popularization of a trend in using locally grown ingredients, taking advantage of seasonally available foodstuffs that can be bought and prepared without the need for extra preservatives."
Other runners-up include:
  • mumblecore - an independent film movement featuring low-budget production, non-professional actors, and largely improvised dialogue.

  • colony collapse disorder - a still-unexplained phenomenon resulting in the widespread disappearance of honeybees from beehives, first observed in late 2006.

  • upcycling - the transformation of waste materials into something more useful or valuable.

    and my favorite

  • cougar - an older woman who romantically pursues younger men.