candidate word of the year - "decider"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat May 26 02:27:42 UTC 2007

On 5/25/07, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at> wrote:
> Apparently, George Bush said "I'm the decider" recently.

No, not recently -- he said it on April 18, 2006. "Decider" was a
runner-up in two categories in the 2006 WOTY voting (Most Likely To
Succeed and Most Unnecessary, oddly enough).

--Ben Zimmer

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