The week in word news

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Apparently, the New Oxford American Dictionary has chosen its word of the year, and it is…’unfriend.’ I’m not sure what I would have chosen, as, um, I tend not to like new words–maybe you’ve noticed? But how about you, readers– what would you have chosen?

Elsewhere (a high school in Massachusetts, to be precise) the word ‘meep’ has been banned.

And that is the latest from the world of words.

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4 responses »

  1. How can it be the word of the year when I’ve never even heard of it? I know I don’t get out much, but sheesh. I haven’t even heard of the word of the year! How ribald.

    How about something that brings the new hotness like: birther, truther, prepper, etc?

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