Word of the year….

…is locavore. I first encountered the word when reading an essay by Barbara Kingsolver, in the March/April issue 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 – useful and descriptive.

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