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Oxford Word Of The Year: Locavore

It’s that time of the year again. It is finally starting to get cold (if you are worried about the global warming maybe you should become carbon-neutral) and the New Oxford American Dictionary is preparing for the holidays by making its biggest announcement of the year. The 2007 Word of the Year is (drum-roll please) locavore.

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.

The “locavore” movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even to grow or pick their own food, arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. Locavores also shun supermarket offerings as an environmentally friendly measure, since shipping food over long distances often requires more fuel for transportation.

“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.”

“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.” However it’s spelled, it’s a word to watch.

Runners-up for the 2007 Word of the Year include:

aging in place: the process of growing older while living in one’s own residence, instead of having to move to a new home or community

bacn: email notifications, such as news alerts and social networking updates, that are considered more desirable than unwanted “spam” (coined at PodCamp Pittsburgh in Aug. 2007 and popularized in the blogging community)

cloudware: online applications, such as webmail, powered by massive data storage facilities, also called “cloud servers”

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

cougar: an older woman who romantically pursues younger men

MRAP vehicle: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, designed to protect troops from improvised explosive devices (IEDs)

mumblecore: an independent film movement featuring low-budget production, non-professional actors, and largely improvised dialogue

previvor: a person who has not been diagnosed with a form of cancer but has survived a genetic predisposition for cancer

social graph: the network of one’s friends and connections on social websites such as Facebook and Myspace

tase (or taze): to stun with a Taser (popularized by a Sep. 2007 incident in which a University of Florida student was filmed being stunned by a Taser at a public forum)

upcycling: the transformation of waste materials into something more useful or valuable


Disagree with the word of the year? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Recent Comments

  1. Jon

    re:locavore—

    Anthony Bourdain’s “The Nasty Bits,” Ch. 5: “Are you a Crip or a Blood?”

    http://saveyourfork.wordpress.com/2007/03/17/thats-just-nasty/

    NYMag’s Great Cheapavore Challenge:

    http://nymag.com/restaurants/cheapeats/2007/34996/

    …and anything Alice Waters

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  15. Brian

    Honestly, I don’t understand why locavore is the word of the year. Social graph I could see the logic in, but locavore is not destine for common usage and its selection reads more of an agenda than an educated choice. I just hope William Safire doesn’t read this…

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  17. Pamela Benjamin

    I hope William Safire reads this.

  18. National Post

    [...]  The New Oxford American Dictionary has named “locavore” it’s 2007 Word of the Year.The term refers to consumers whose buying habits favour locally produced food, in an effort to find better, more nutritious products, filter profits to local farmers and essen the environmental impact of shipping consumables across far distances. The word was picked from a shortlist that included the terms, ‘cougar’, ‘bacn’ and ‘social graph’. The full list of the runners-up is below:aging in place: the process of growing older while living in one’s own residence, instead of having to move to a new home or communitybacn: email notifications, such as news alerts and social networking updates, that are considered more desirable than unwanted “spam” (coined at PodCamp Pittsburgh in Aug. 2007 and popularized in the blogging community)cloudware: online applications, such as webmail, powered by massive data storage facilities, also called “cloud servers”colony collapse disorder: a still-unexplained phenomenon resulting in the widespread disappearance of honeybees from beehives, first observed in late 2006cougar: an older woman who romantically pursues younger menMRAP vehicle: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, designed to protect troops from improvised explosive devices (IEDs)mumblecore: an independent film movement featuring low-budget production, non-professional actors, and largely improvised dialogueprevivor: a person who has not been diagnosed with a form of cancer but has survived a genetic predisposition for cancersocial graph: the network of one’s friends and connections on social websites such as Facebook and Myspacetase (or taze): to stun with a Taser (popularized by a Sep. 2007 incident in which a University of Florida student was filmed being stunned by a Taser at a public forum)upcycling: the transformation of waste materials into something more useful or valuable[Ottawa Farmer's Market is invaded by locavores! Photo by Jean Levac / Canwest News Service] Link to this | E-mail this | Digg this | Post to del.icio.us Published Tuesday, November 13, 2007 1:18 PM by Brad Frenette Filed under: Randomness [...]

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  21. Cogito ergo doleo

    Lawzy, I hope there’s no lasting need MRAP. Jingoism, jingoism, jingo all the way???

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  28. Will

    Boo I totally like Tase better..

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  33. Geoff Stief

    Locavore, though not destined to be widely use in the short term, will be a more common term as society realizes the bodily harm that comes from eating imported, pesticide filled and even mass produced domestic, hormone and antibiotic filled foods. Each movement needs a grounding of standardized terminology and this is good first step.

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  36. rightwingprof

    I’ve never heard it. I suppose that’s a good thing, because it’s a particularly ugly and ignorant coinage.

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  39. Mark

    I first heard of this word when reading Barbara Kingsolver, in the March/April of Orion Magazine:

    “In many social circles it’s ordinary for hosts to accommodate vegetarian guests, even if they’re carnivores themselves. Maybe the world would likewise become more hospitable to diners who are queasy about fuel-guzzling foods, if that preference had a name. Petrolophobes? Seasonaltarians? Lately I’ve begun seeing the term “locavores,”and I like it: both scientifically and socially descriptive, with just the right hint of livin’ la vida loca.”

    Great word, great choice for word of the year!

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  46. XP

    Previvor? Seriously? What a stupid word. And PS people have been using cougar for years. Just because a reality show puts it in a commercial doesn’t mean it hasn’t been widespread.

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  53. Jonquil

    The first time I heard “locavore” was in its Word of the Year citation. And I eat regularly at a cafe that only cooks food raised within 150 miles.

    Surely a Word of the Year ought to be at least common?

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  58. Jill

    GREAT choice!! Between global warming and Peak Oil, it is more important than ever to get the oil out of our food.

    Our conventional dinner plate guzzles gas throughout its 1500 mile journey, after being treated with pesticides (petroleum) and chemical fertilizers (natural gas).

    “Of all the tools for social change, the fork might just be the strongest.” Roger Dwaran

  59. Christine

    Hmmmm…..locavore – makes sense it was coined in SF- for those of us living where it is winter 9 months of the year (and poor skiing the other 3) we’d be looking at scurvy and worse if we were locavores. Another nice conceit for those in lotus land!

  60. Yam

    Why not: localarian? localtarian? proxitarian? (as in: vegetarian)

    After all, aren’t all animals (or all living things, for that matter) ‘locavores’?

    Only human beings today would have beef from New Zealand, Tiger Prawn from Thailand, Lobster from North Atlantic, Salmon from Scandinavia, Rice from Australia, exotic fruits from South America … all in one meal, on a table somewhere in China.

    While by and large I am supportive of the movement, ‘locavore’ is in fact a poorly coined word.

    Personally I think __-arian (such as localtarian) is a better word that is more compatible with the concept, because it denotes a conscious choice, whereas the ‘vore’ in locavore or proxivore often points toward an instinctive nature.

    Note the difference between a vegetarian and a herbivore.

  61. Chewtoy

    It took me a while to realise that the term “colony collapse disorder” was not “colon collapse disorder”, which I would have found a far more useful addition to our language.

    I prefer “tase” over “locavore”, which is very contrived and has not found common usage.

    I miss “crowdsourcing” in your shortlist, the term for the phenomenon of user generated content submitted for free and subsequently packaged by the host site for advertising revenue, complete with implicit connotations of feudal slavery (“webserfer”).

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  63. Diane Gandee Sorbi

    What a fantastic choice! I became a locavore last year. Local food is fresher, healthier, and tastes better. Since it doesn’t require massive amounts of oil to ship it a long distance, buying and eating locally is really a patriotic act with the added advantage of benefitting the local economy. I hope the word and practice become commonplace.

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  73. Laura

    Cheers to you on your selection of the word of the year! It’s great to see that your choice reflects the hard work of a grassroots movement that has done, and is still doing, so much to improve our quality of life and quality of land.

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  81. Sylvia

    While I don’t have any great dislike for the word itself, I guess I’m uncomfortable with promoting the concept – that those who eat locally and who promote the benefits of this approach need to be treated as a different category of person, someone outside the mainstream. It feels as if the promotion of this new term may unintentionally serve to create unnecessary boundaries. I’m hoping that as we all learn more about the real costs of heavily processed and transported foods, more and more will choose to include locally produced foods in their routine diets.
    That, by the way, is a major focus of my brand new blog, http://www.artisanbreadcheeseandwine.com. Pls visit. I’d like to hear from you.

  82. Adam P. Knave

    The word of the year is a SNIGGLET? Well that’s just depressing.

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  88. Joe

    Locavores are the same types who actually think paying $5 for a bottle of water is the hip thing to do. I suggest a remake of the old PT Barnum ditty: “There’s a locavore, born every minute….”

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  97. Anonymous

    Who says “cougar” anymore??

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  107. Peggy Vera

    Yam’s comment of Nov 20, 2007 is the most intelligent comment, so far.

    Using the ___ -arian versus ___-vore to distinguish between a conscious choice versus instinct makes so much sense!

    And I sympathize with Christine and those who live where it’s winter 9 months of the year.

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  113. Ruby

    The term “locavore” is used quite commonly where I live. In fact, alot of kids are learning about the importance of eating local through this funny little word. I think it’s only going to get more popular, so I can see why it was chosen.

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  116. lonbon

    i love this word and what it means- i am going to buy local these days- i live near yakima and we have an abundance of local veggies and fruits…and it saves the environment and does not support the oil war…

  117. [...] “Locavore” was 2007’s Word of the Year, according to the Oxford University Press. The “eat local” movement got a big boost from writers like Barbara Kingsolver and Michael Pollan, and a spate of news stories about “food miles” got folks switching from a low-carb diet to a low-carbon diet. Suddenly, organic pears flown all the way from Argentina just seemed fuel-ish. And e-coli-tainted spinach from Central California—our nation’s self-proclaimed “salad bowl”—sent shoppers flocking to their farmers markets to find bacteria-free, locally-grown greens. [...]

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  126. immobilien

    silly question: what means this word (Locavore)?

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  128. Anonymous

    What’s wrong with “localvore”? “Locavore” is kind of anti-intuitive and pretentious, don’t you think?

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  134. Anonymous

    A friend of mine, Carol Fink, came up with the word “Localist”. I don’t know if it was a word before she said it, but thought it was a great addition to “Locavore” and “Relocalization”.

    Eating locally sure saves energy, and improves the quality of the food, and gives us feedback as to the effects of our food production techniques. So does “natural building” and other forms of meeting our need locally. And it is fun.

    A group of organic ag students from MSU and OU met at my place for a full moon bonfire. They pulled out a guitar and a ukelele, grabbed one of my drums and began a beautiful music session complete with harmonies. Additionally, they brought wonderful food for the potluck ~ from kombucha tea to greens and beans. Chris Tarr brought some locally made organic spelt bread from Hampshire Farms in Kingston Michigan.

    Several of them are taking the Midwest Permaculture certification, and we will be buying seed and indigenous fruit plants together, sharing the cost.

    And this is just the tip of the iceberg (oh, that is not such a great phrase anymore, is it?). It’s really happening around here.

  135. Kathy in Vermont

    Living in Vermont, you’d think that being a localvore would present insurmountable difficulties. However, that’s not necessarily the case. We have a winter farmers’ market that provides wonderful vegetables year-round. There are beautiful and tasty hydroponic tomatoes which are grown within 10 miles of the market. For me, to be a Localvore is an aspiration. I don’t claim to meet the criteria but do believe it’s a laudable goal. At least I now cringe when buying asparagus from Mexico and cherries from Chile at the super market.

  136. Matthew

    To the right wing prof who had not heard of the word locavore, I say that as usual the right wing is less educated and under informed or just too stubborn to actually listen to news or do research on their own. In this day and age, locavore has been on every talk show, in every news print, and all online news outlets that you must live in a cave

  137. [...] A Locavore For 2007, The New Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year was locavore. In announcing the selection, Oxford University Press explained: The “locavore” movement encourages consumers to buy from [...]

  138. [...] um, regular and… trendy! Hot off of its “buzz word” status after being designated Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary for 2007, locavoraes also get street cred for representing fresh foods and local farmers. (Greensgrow posse [...]

  139. [...] food last year) and the buzz (“locavore” was Oxford’s “words of the year” in 2007, http://blog.oup.com/2007/11/locavore/) are impossible to ignore. So that’s why CFSA and its members are working on policy at the local [...]

  140. Jackie

    I love (note sarcasm) that Joe who posted on Dec 12th says that, “Locavores are the same types who actually think paying $5 for a bottle of water is the hip thing to do.”

    He has so completly misinterpreted the meaning of this word that it is laughable. Of all the people in this country who would think that a $5 bottle of water is hip, locavores would be the last.

    Unreal.

    I am absolutly behind this word, its potential for bringing the issue to the mainstream, and the movement behind it. Rock on locavores!

  141. [...] Oxford University Press [...]

  142. [...] Factoid: The New Oxford American Dictionary chose locavore as its word of the year for 2007. [...]

  143. [...] was a recent term coined into the dictionary: locavore. The locavore is simply someone who eats food that was grown or produced within 100 miles of your [...]

  144. [...] you’re not familiar with the term, which the Oxford American Dictionary selected as their ’07 Word of the Year, it refers to those who choose to eat food produced close to [...]

  145. [...] Oxford Word of the Year Locavore on Wikipedia The Locavore in South Australia http://www.locavores.com [...]

  146. [...] back the horse and carriage? sorry, not interested. You want to localize all trade (for all you ‘locavores’ out there)? Try [...]

  147. pawan

    locavore, in no sense should be the word of yer 2007
    its lke they r tryin to do it just for fun
    word of the year should have some sound within it and should be like, it can be used in day today life…like truthiness,plutoed…
    i think wordsmiths should think over it

  148. Hello world!

    [...] a powerful buzzword that it earned an honorable mention nod from the Oxford American Dictionary’s 2007 Word of the Year contest. And yet, for all of the focus on Colony Collapse Disorder, scientists and beekeepers have [...]

  149. [...] I started looking into what I could do as an alternative to buying produce that has to travel such a long distance just so I could enjoy it. I came across heaps of information on eating foods found locally that it was a bit overwhelming. Did you know that there’s even an Oxford English Dictionary definition for those who try to eat only food grown or produced within a 100-mile radius: locavore. [...]

  150. [...] increasingly becoming locavores, though it’s sometimes tough to eat exclusively vegan and local foods in a state with the [...]

  151. [...] the way, just so you know, apparently, the Oxford word of the year for 2007 was… locavore! And did you know that 2008 will be a year of the rat, the hot color will be iris blue, and the [...]

  152. [...] Some are offering a solution that is, simple but unique in its offering; why not become a, “locavore?” Because it’s hard to do; that’s why. The word by the way is Webster’s word for the year [...]

  153. [...] all produced from ingredients and additives that are unpronounceable. Where in the definition of Locavores or Sustainability does one see “mass-produced”, “highly-processed” and [...]

  154. [...] term is “locavore.” Indeed, it was the Oxford New American Dictionary Word of the Year last year and it’s already [...]

  155. Kyz

    Joe’s misunderstanding and dismissal of the term locavore is astonishing.

    Most bottled water is typically consumed at considerable distance from its source (Fiji water, Evian, etc).

    And even if it is ‘produced’ locally, to choose bottled water is not in keeping with locavore ideology which stresses efficiency of energy and resource use. A locavore would choose tap water where it is drinkable and prefer rainwater where it is available.

    The reorientation of our economy towards the local is critical if we are ever going to transition towards true sustainability. We all consume food daily and so we all have considerable power to effect this change.

    The locavore concept is far too important dismiss.

    Some of the other words are interesting and useful, but ‘locavore’ is of the greatest relevance to humankind.

  156. [...] 2007, “locavore” was named word of the year by the Oxford New American Dictionary. The concept was heartily endorsed by literary giants such as [...]

  157. Brad

    Bacn versus Spam…love it!

  158. [...] Unite! And Read Peacock’s Memories of Peas 24 07 2008 Locavores and slow food proponents will really get a kick out of Watershed chef Scott Peacock’s write [...]

  159. [...] a good, old-fashioned vacation-vacation. Plus, that word—staycation—destined to become the word of the year (last year’s was locavore: someone who eats locally grown food), is [...]

  160. [...] 2007 Word of the Year- Locavore! (Oxford University Press USA) If this isn’t a statement that local, sustainable eating is here to stay, then I don’t [...]

  161. [...] November 16, 2007 The New Oxford American Dictionary selects one word that was added to its pages each year as the “word of the year,” and this year the word is “locavore.” [...]

  162. [...] term ‘locavore’ refers to someone who eats food produced locally, rather than purchasing food shipped from out of [...]

  163. [...] grown locally. The word ‘locavore’ got so much traction in 2007 that it was named the Oxford Word of the Year for 2007. The locavore movement was a big thing in San Francisco, which is where a lot of trends [...]

  164. Jewel

    […] 2007, “locavore” was named word of the year by the Oxford New American Dictionary. The concept was heartily endorsed by literary giants such as […]

  165. [...] a well-designed coop you can build from plans. I think it’s a great resource for Atlanta city locavores who want to keep chickens in their backyards [which they can do [...]

  166. [...] participle arriving now like a file cruelly lodged between two front teeth, lacks the tang of last year’s “locavore.” It’s only slightly better than 2006’s “carbon neutral” — a term that [...]

  167. [...] zeker aan bijgedragen. Maar duurzaamheid leeft al langer onder de Amerikanen want vorig jaar werd Iocavore al uitgeroepen tot The Word of the Year 2007 en in 2006 ging carbon-neutral er met de titel van [...]

  168. [...] of the Year honors. “Locavore” — someone who eats only food grown nearby — won the designation for 2007, and this year, hypermiling edged out words like … Frugalista — a person who [...]

  169. [...] a row Oxford has selected an eco-themed word for its annual accolade. Last year’s pick was “locavore” – a term for a person who tries to conserve fuel by eating only foods grown locally. In [...]

  170. Atlanta Lawyers

    “In many social circles it’s ordinary for hosts to accommodate vegetarian guests, even if they’re carnivores themselves. Maybe the world would likewise become more hospitable to diners who are queasy about fuel-guzzling foods, if that preference had a name. Petrolophobes? Seasonaltarians? Lately I’ve begun seeing the term “locavores,”and I like it: both scientifically and socially descriptive, with just the right hint of livin’ la vida loca.”

    Great quote. I agree with you. Nice Opinion !

    http://www.atlanta-lawyers-listing.com/

  171. Los Angeles Lawyers

    Living in Vermont, you’d think that being a localvore would present insurmountable difficulties. However, that’s not necessarily the case. We have a winter farmers’ market that provides wonderful vegetables year-round. There are beautiful and tasty hydroponic tomatoes which are grown within 10 miles of the market. For me, to be a Localvore is an aspiration. I don’t claim to meet the criteria but do believe it’s a laudable goal. At least I now cringe when buying asparagus from Mexico and cherries from Chile at the super market.

    Great quote. I agree with you. Nice Opinion !

    http://www.los-angeles-lawyers-listing.com/

  172. [...] this eco-concept follows up on last year’s choice by the venerable dictionary — “locavore,” the practice of eating food sourced within 100 or so miles. Green ideas are definitely [...]

  173. debbie

    One year later, I still have great social conversations about the word LOCALVORE! It is a great word, a great conversation, and a great social movement. My New Year’s resolution last year was to be more of a localvore and I succeeded in meeting that resolution. I will continue it again this year for my health and the health of the world!

  174. [...] Resolution #1: Become a Locavore “Locavore” was New Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2007. I think locavoreianism (doubtful that this the correct term) also often means eating [...]

  175. [...] in December I heard about the Urban Grains CSA from Late Bloomer. As an aspiring locavore, this was big news. You see, one of the staple items that is very difficult to track down in [...]

  176. [...] is the Oxford dictionary’s word of the year? You’ll never [...]

  177. [...] 2007 Word of the Year- Locavore! (Oxford University Press USA) If this isn’t a statement that local, sustainable eating is here to stay, then I don’t [...]

  178. [...] another, you’ve probably heard someone use the term “locavore.” In fact, it was Oxford Dictionary’s 2007 Word of the Year. If you haven’t, here’s the scoop: A locavore is simply someone who eats locally [...]

  179. [...] The Locavores are a group of “concerned culinary adventurers” from the San Francisco area that challenge people to eat food that comes from within a 100-mile radius and strive to spread the word about their cause. Hey, they even got the word “locavore” in the dictionary! [...]

  180. [...] is shaping up to be a year of opportunities for the 70+ farmers’ markets in Kansas. Locavore has entered the national lexicon and, with budgets tight, everyone is seeking more value for their [...]

  181. [...] on their products, making it easy for consumers to identify them. The four women who coined the term locavore Baby bison from the Lone Star Lake Bison Ranch in Overbrook, [...]

  182. [...] in to the Locavore initiatives. Read about Global Challenges in [...]

  183. [...] Locavores are committed to eating seasonal, locally grown foodstuff and as much as possible. This concept has become so important and so mainstream that Locavore was the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2007 Word of the Year. [...]

  184. [...] week’s news about the Obama family vegetable garden shows how far locavorism has come since the term entered the foodie lexicon in 2005. It also shows how Americans’ food [...]

  185. [...] New Oxford American Dictionary declared Locavore it’s word of the year in 2007.  More and more people are taking the time to consider where [...]

  186. [...] results are in: this year’s New Oxford American Dictionary word of the year is … locavore. As a testament to the growing salience of the sustainability movement, the [...]

  187. Superfly

    Superfly was sitting on the doorstep of the City of Melissa new City Hall when work came to a terrifying halt! Screams from all abound as residents rushed to see what was taking place. News has yet to be televised- but edits will soon be complete. Mayor David Dorman may now have his panties in a permenant wad. Locals are tuning in for the latest at http://www.MayorDavidDorman.com and for the best minute to minute election ticker visit http://www.MickiJobson.com

  188. [...] like to hear what exactly he said because this is a pretty loose and elastic term despite being the New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2007. Clearly he is referring to the craft brewers as production locavores, or the supply side of this [...]

  189. [...] November 2007 the Oxford University Press announced locavore as the Word of the Year.  No, until recently I had never heard of it either.  But now it seems that I keep hearing, and [...]

  190. [...] reported, picked the interjection “w00t” and the new Oxford American Dictionary chose “locavore.” And on January 4th the American Dialect Society will vote for their pick of ‘07; among the [...]

  191. [...] 作り手は収穫物をシェアするメンバーを集めて、好きな農作業。メンバーたちは安心・安全で作り手の顔の見える野菜をおまちかね。Hyper(チョ〜)が付いた「locavore」というワード、local(地元)と-vore(〜食動物を意味する接尾辞)の合成語で、New Oxford American Dictionary2007の“Word of the Year”に選ばれた言葉です。地元の野菜を食べる人ですから、“地元食民”とでも訳せましょうか。 [...]

  192. [...] Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 | Uncategorized In 2007, the Oxford English Dictionary dubbed “locavore” the word of the year: The “locavore” movement encourages consumers to buy from [...]

  193. [...] The Hard Reality of Semiglobalization and Competing in a Flat World. *Oxford has announced their word of the year. *Wendy Waters’ great post on whether more bicycle friendly cities attract more talent, and [...]

  194. [...] Food Processors Association’s  Manitoba Made food guide to get more ideas. We’re not locavores by any stretch, but it did feel good to collect such a lovely bounty of locally-made [...]

  195. [...] you need a little more food for thought, check out this link:  blog.oup.com/2007/11/locavore/ .  Under comments there is also a link to the great cheapavore challenge (another good [...]

  196. [...] New Oxford American Dictionary chose the word “LOCAVORE” as it’s 2007 word of the year. Why? Because a “locavore” is one who seeks out locally produced foods, and it’s [...]

  197. [...] food, in fact, that the term “locavore” was coined in 2005 and two years later the New Oxford American Dictionary named it the word of the [...]

  198. tuvia » Word Up!

    [...] nu va place, puteti sa incercati varianta Oxford, via San Francisco, a fatal combo : locavore.         Ca sa rezum parerea despre aceste doua new entries, as putea sa [...]

  199. [...] to your list of good food related information intake. I’m late to the food game, after all, Locavore was 2008’s word of the year. / My first thought when I came across this Monsanto [...]

  200. [...] since supermarkets that import their food use more fossil fuels and non-renewable resources.The New Oxford American Dictionary chose locavore as its word of the year 2007. Some locavores draw inspiration from the 100-Mile Diet or from advocates of local eating like [...]

  201. [...] what goes in the dictionary, stays in the dictionary.  In 2008 the word Tweet lost to the word Locavore , so you’d think maybe Retweet would have garnered some enthusiasm this year as Twitter was [...]

  202. [...] nu va place, puteti sa incercati varianta Oxford, via San Francisco, a fatal combo : locavore.         Ca sa rezum parerea despre aceste doua new entries, as putea sa [...]

  203. [...] 2007, it was locavore. In 2008, Hypermilling. Yesterday, the New Oxford American Dictionary announced that [...]

  204. [...] 2007 was a bit of a misfire for Oxford; although it was a big year for Apple and Facebook, their tech nominations were red herrings like bacn, an abortive attempt to brand “desired spam,” and cloudware, which at the time was (if you’ll forgive the expression) too hazy a concept to really get much traction among casual users. Locavore hasn’t gained much ground in the popularity contest, probably because people who use it tend to be selling it. It’s still a good app, though. Unfriend would have been a real win here, since the new politics of online relationships were being written by users at large. Cloud has remained but I think perhaps the term which may best have represented 2007 was iTouch. This common misnomer evokes both the rapid expansion of personal media devices and widespread mystification at its terminology and function. Unfortunately, those who use the word are by definition nearly incapable of propagating it as a meme. [...]

  205. [...] word of the year for 2007 was locavore, someone who eats food grown in their region, probably by people who live somewhere [...]

  206. [...] with soaring gas prices and instability in terms of oil imports. In 2007 the word of the year was locovore. This one has experienced immense popularity, and  is used to describe the efforts to use locally [...]

  207. the arrival « ben irwin

    [...] were incredibly fresh. You could almost taste the farm – which is a lot better than it sounds. Locavores who insist that food tastes more like itself when it’s in season and local — beets taste [...]

  208. [...] not the only ones with local food on the brain. The New Oxford American Dictionary has declared locavore the 2007 Word of the Year. "The 'locavore' movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even [...]

  209. January Planting «

    [...] And, until very recently, on my back deck was the remains of a Topsy-Turvy tomato planter, thirty pounds of soil and dead tomato plants, splitting its seams. But! I am determined to keep trying! One of the wonderful things about living in Louisiana is our incredibly long growing season and Dan Gill, the Louisiana gardening guru, wrote an indispensable book called Month-By-Month Gardening in Louisiana. You should buy the book. But, here’s an idea of what edible things can be planted in January (if and when this insane freeze thaws). Go locavores! [...]

  210. [...] the overused term “locavore” to describe cultish farmers’ market junkies (it was the word of the year for 2007 in the Oxford American Dictionary). “Sustainable” and “green” are so [...]

  211. [...] heard about it – but have you gone local?  With new words popping up in our vocabulary like “locavore” there’s clearly a mounting a trend towards supporting local businesses, especially farmers [...]

  212. adnani

    what does these two words means( probusiness..postconflict)

  213. Mahmi

    I’ve never heard it. I suppose that’s a good thing, because it’s a particularly ugly and ignorant coinage.

  214. [...] eat local, farmers market, Lacavore, local, local food, trends By definition, I am not a locavore, New Oxford American Dictionary’s 2007 word of the year.  Depending on the source, a ‘locavore,’ (noun, pronounced [...]

  215. Stone

    Our conventional dinner plate guzzles gas throughout its 1500 mile journey, after being treated with pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

  216. [...] locavore movement began in Italy as a reaction to the attempted McDonaldization of its eateries. It quickly [...]

  217. [...] – Locavore. The word of the year. [OUP Blog] [...]

  218. [...] – Locavore. The word of the year. Seriously. [OUP Blog] [...]

  219. [...] was way back in 2007 that the word locavore was named as the New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year. So, now in 2010, a little late to [...]

  220. [...] that the technology became widely spread and adopted by the public at large. Similarly, as a word, locavore (2007) didn’t quite catch on but the concept has begun to take root, as Michelle Obama plants [...]

  221. [...] Oxford University Press Planet Green [...]

  222. [...] In other Word of the Year news, the New Oxford American Dictionary has chosen locavore, a person who advocates “using locally grown ingredients” for meals (runners-up). [...]

  223. [...] of his band will be doing it for the next week, too.If that’s not enough inspiration, the top locavore will win a Live Nation Ultimate Access [...]

  224. [...] come and go but the locavore movement has been steadily growing over the last couple of years.  In 2007, it was the Oxford dictionary word of the year but what does it really mean? Locavores, (aka localvores) take on the challenge to eat locally [...]

  225. [...] and bootylicious anytime soon, but could refudiate join the ranks of unfriend, hypermiling, and locavore as the 2010 Oxford Word of the [...]

  226. marciano guerrero

    Locavore is a combination of ‘local’ and ‘per favore.’

  227. mary duffy

    My local deli displays a sign that says: “Welcome Locavores.” It is a conversation starter, for many customers has no idea of its meaning.

  228. Locavore is OED WOY « cookblog

    [...] 2nd, 2007 I just learned that the OED‘s word of the year has been announced, and it’s Locavore. Hooray. If recent history has taught us anything, controlling the terminology is a prerequisite [...]

  229. [...] merely stockpile food in a warehouse, Tucson’s Community Food Bank is embracing the “locavore” movement as a means of fighting a sustainable war against hunger. They run the Marana [...]

  230. [...] popularity, the word “locavore” nabbed the title of 2007 Word of the Year from the New Oxford American Dictionary, and Food and Wine magazine offers tips to befuddled cooks on “How to Eat Like a [...]

  231. [...] terms from Oxford: 2008′s “hypermiling,”  2007′s equally crunchy, dull “locavore,”  and 2006′s snoozy “carbon neutral.” “Unfriend,” in contrast, is [...]

  232. [...] In other Word of the Year news, the New Oxford American Dictionary has chosen locavore, a person who advocates “using locally grown ingredients” for meals (runners-up). [...]

  233. john

    ha, never knew this word existed

  234. [...] the local-food movement has become. I pitched the idea for this book in 2007, the same year that “locavore” was named the New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year. My, how times have [...]

  235. [...] us in the middle of a vibrant environmental movement. We joined with others in celebrating the year of the locavore, food not lawns, walking school buses, backyard chickens and the virtues of reusing and recycling. [...]

  236. Greg Todd

    Locavore is so 2007. The cool word now is “winning.”

  237. Bethany

    This list is kinda funny. It’s interesting to see which words have caught on and which ones I’ve never heard of. Locavore, though, is something I’m definitely interested in. Better food quality, less gas used for transport, and more money staying in the community.

  238. Greg

    This list is kinda funny. It’s interesting to see which words have caught on and which ones I’ve never heard of. Locavore, though, is something I’m definitely interested in. Better food quality, less gas used for transport, and more money staying in the community. So true Bethany

  239. [...] organic section. Its popularity earned it an award when the word ‘locavore’ won the 2007 Word of the Year with the New Oxford American Dictionary. There’s even an app to help locavores identify places to [...]

  240. [...] word locavore was the New Oxford American English Dictionary’s word of the year in 2007 (after being coined two years prior). Now, just a few years later, Girl Scouts can earn a [...]

  241. [...] within a 100-mile radius to minimise the impact on the environment caused by the transport of food (more on what locavore means here). The locavore movement has since became a trend across the states and inspired Paul (a web [...]

  242. [...] great feat for Radish’s diners—all skinny, fit-looking, Moscot-bespectacled professionals and locavores in their 30s and 40s, more Fashion Avenue than Wall [...]

  243. [...] one or the other, or neither), or vegan? Should you refrain from red meat, or perhaps go locavore? Of course the answers aren’t always clear-cut, but there is a tremendous amount of information [...]

  244. [...] pick an excerpt from Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety the week after we announced that Locavore is the “word of the year” but I composed this post long before locavore mania began. [...]

  245. [...] for you. Become a locavore.  What is a locavore, you might ask?  Why, it’s only the Oxford University Press Word of 2007! It’s a person who eats food only grown within a 100-mile radius of his or her home.  If you [...]

  246. [...] of Country Music Television (or perhaps TLC), has crowned their Miss America: this year’s Word of the Year is locavore. Or as mollusque would have it, [...]

  247. [...] of scale and access are looming larger than ever. Yes, it’s been five years since the word “locavore” made it into the Oxford dictionary, but Big Food does still have a stranglehold on most of [...]

  248. [...] of scale and access are looming larger than ever. Yes, it’s been five years since the word “locavore” made it into the Oxford dictionary, but Big Food does still have a stranglehold on most of the [...]

  249. [...] 2005, four San Francisco Bay area women coined the term “locavore” in their quest to engage a larger community in the conversation about eating locally. The [...]

  250. [...] 2005, four San Francisco Bay area women coined the term “locavore” in their quest to engage a larger community in the conversation about eating locally. The [...]

  251. Mangi km0. sei un Locavoro

    [...] altre menzionano un gruppo di donne di San Francisco, ad ogni modo la parola locavoro, che diventa parola dell’anno 2007 nell’Oxford American Dictionary, non poteva che nascere in contesti dove il cibo non ha mai [...]

  252. [...] Oxford American Dictionary) «locavore» стало словом 2007 года (смотрите пресс-релиз Оксфордского [...]

  253. [...] was 2007′s word of the year. The number of active farmers’ markets across the U.S has almost tripled since 2000. A surge [...]

  254. [...] and "locavore" cuisine has become a bona fide movement since that term was the Oxford Dictionary's word of the year in 2007. In my home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, many restaurants provide detailed information on [...]

  255. [...] for American dictionaries for Oxford University Press and was responsible for the 2007 choice of locavore. (A New York Times piece that year went with the meta angle, reporting not so much on the word [...]

  256. [...] was coined in 2005 by “a group of four women in San Francisco who proposed that local residents should try to eat [...]

  257. Tony Hoang

    I’ve never heard it. I suppose that’s a good thing, because it’s a particularly ugly and ignorant coinage.

  258. [...] been nearly six years since “locavore” was named the Oxford English Dictionary “word of the year,” and the movement has only grown since then. All this momentum has built despite the fact that [...]

  259. [...] is one such neo-primitivist idea (and not necessarily “wrong”).  The idea that being a “locavore” is of necessity more virtuous than eating foods from further away, is another example of mild [...]

  260. [...] In 2007, the new Oxford American Dictionary recognized locavore as the “word of the year.” [...]

  261. [...] envy my friends in Vancouver who can savour the “locavore” lifestyle to the full; it’s not difficult to eat local, in-season produce when you live [...]

  262. [...] within a 100 mile radius of their home. The idea soon spread, becoming so popularised that ‘Locavore‘ was Oxford’s New American Dictionary word of 2007. San Francisco menus are a [...]

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