An unsatisfying choice of words

The editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary have picked their word of the year: “locavore.” That’s someone who prefers locally grown food. (You can learn more about “locavorism” here and here.)

I am disappointed in this selection. “Tase,” which is a runner-up, is a better pick because people are actually using the word thanks to this incident. I have yet to see anyone use “locavore” in conversation or in a news story, although I have read about the “local food” trend.



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