Word of the Decade Nominations Open for 2000-2009

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Jan 20 15:31:58 UTC 2009

On Jan 16, 2009, at 10:11 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:

> ... Since the overall WOTY winners didn't necessarily have much
> staying
> power (I'm lookin' at you, "plutoed"), I'd suggest we take a look back
> at what won the "most useful" and "most likely to succeed" categories
> in each year. From this vantage point, it looks like 2002's "google"
> and "blog" are obvious frontrunners.

nice list.  i agree that "google" and "blog" are top candidates, but
the following also look good to me:

9-11, phish, red/blue states, podcast, sudoku, YouTube


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