Advertisement

Locavore

This article is more than 13 years old.

What is a locavore and where did this strange word come from? A group of women in San Francisco coined the term after they urged neighbors to eat food grown within 100 miles of their homes.

Now, according to the people at the Oxford American Dictionary, locavore is the Word of the Year.

We speak with Ben Zimmer, editor of the New Oxford American Dictionary.

Guests:

Ben Zimmer, editor of the New Oxford American Dictionary

This program aired on November 13, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

Robin Lubbock Twitter Videographer/Photographer
Robin Lubbock is a videographer and photographer for WBUR.

More…

Advertisement

Advertisement