Monday, December 11, 2006

The word of the year

Merriam-Webster announced the word of the year here in the US last week and it is truthiness!

Truthiness... I kind of like that!

1. truthiness (noun)
1 : "truth that comes from the gut, not books" (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," October 2005)
2 : "the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true" (American Dialect Society, January 2006)

The other words on the top ten list were:

2. google
3. decider
4. war
5. insurgent
6. terrorism
7. vendetta
8. sectarian
9. quagmire
10. corruption

(and I actually understood 9 out of 10!) (had to check "quagmire"...)

(and I tried to google to see if I had missed the Swedish word of the year... but seems so far no one knows...).

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