Word of the Year Announced by Oxford American Dictionary
If you’re a fan of eating homegrown food, then you’re going to like the new word of the year from the New Oxford American Dictionary.
This year’s word is locavore, a word that refers to someone who eats locally grown food. According the the Oxford University Press blog,
“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. Other regional movements have emerged since then, though some groups refer to themselves as “localvores” rather than “locavores.”
Hmmmm…not a very exciting new word. I actually liked one of the runner-ups better, previvor: “A person who does not have cancer, but who has either precancerous cells or a genetic mutation known to cause cancer.”
Check out the full article from the Oxford University Press blog to see the other runner-ups.