Early nominations have been posted for the last and arguably most democratic of the U.S. WOTY contests. "Change" currently has the lead, with other words related to politics or the economy filling out the rest of the top ten.
Public nominations are still being accepted; e-mail your choice to email@example.com. The final vote will be held Jan. 9 during the American Dialect Society's annual meeting at the San Francisco Hilton. I'll be there; will you?