Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Political Word of the Week

bell·weth·er (P) (blwthr) n.
One that serves as a leader or as a leading indicator of future trends: “The degree to which the paper is censored is a political bellwether” (Justine De Lacy).

A GoogleNews search reveals that you will be hearing this word quite a bit in the coming weeks.

Drink each time a news reporter says "bellwether".