..."hyperwhite?" Well, by the New York Times anyway. And that conclusion is based on the "research" of Mary Bucholtz, a linguist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Of course, her research was conducted "mainly in California" amongst "different crowds" asked about the idea of "nerdiness."
This definition is so distressing/lacking that members of the Carl Brandon listserv on Yahoo is drafting a letter of response to the Times. I'll keep y'all posted.
Posted by ronn at July 29, 2007 11:18 AM