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I’m a Locavore and I’m Okay!

November 14, 2007

The following post has been copied and pasted from The Village Voice online.  It’s written by one of my favorite food writer grrls, Nina Lalli.   

Locavore: Oxford Word of the Year

posted: 1:46 PM, November 12, 2007 by Nina Lalli

Nice work, Greenmarket fanatics. The New Oxford American Dictionary announces today that Locavore is not only a word, but their chosen word of the year.

“The word ‘locavore’ shows how food-lovers can enjoy what they eat while still appreciating the impact they have on the environment,” said Ben Zimmer, editor for American dictionaries at Oxford University Press. “It’s significant in that it brings together eating and ecology in a new way.”

Just FYI, some of the runners-up include cougar (as in old lady slut), mumblecore, and tase (the verb).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2007 2:12 pm

    Not really a comment, more a question – are you going to Nouveau night tonight?

  2. November 15, 2007 4:21 pm

    Like a true Jill-of-All-Trades-Master-of-None,
    I’ll be at rehearsal tonight for a show I’m directing. No time for wine. But if you go, be sure to comment back here and tell us about the most stupendous wine selection in the land!

  3. November 15, 2007 5:07 pm

    Will do – I’ll be there and will probably report for the lack of life of George the Bastard, but I can also write something less tasteless for you!

  4. November 16, 2007 1:55 pm

    Hopefully the comments here allow for HTML

    <a href=”http://georgethebastard.blogspot.com/2007/11/nouveau-night-2007.html”Here’s the report

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