Word Watch: sitting disease

boyThis week, Canadian word-watcher (actually, “word spy”) Paul McFedries flagged “sitting disease” as a new phrase that has entered the lexicon.

“Well, of course,” you may say, “the news has been full of ‘sitting disease’ in the last few weeks.”

However, McFedries found the earliest use of the phrase in a USA Today article from January 2009.~TM

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