Friday, December 25, 2009

Lĭt / uh / ruh / sē Äw / fĭs

2009 Word of the Year
American Dialect Society

app meep tweet ‘thumb novel’ ‘crash blossom’ ‘net book’ or vook ? Which one could be the 2009 Word of the Year ?

Nominate a word for the ADS 20th Annual Word-of-the-Year (WOTY) @ woty@americandialect.org

The best "word of the year" categories:
—new or newly popular in 2009
—widely or prominently used in 2009
—indicative or reflective of the national discourse

WOTY will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, January 8, 2010, and is open at no cost to members of the press and public. Detailed information on where and when the final vote will be held is here.

Check out the early nominations from society members who specialize in following language trends @ ADS.

2008 WOTY: bailout

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