Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 9 10:59:06 UTC 2010

The Washington Times is also among the select few who used the somewhat
alliterative "WikiLeaking". There are about 25K raw ghits--it's a bit
difficult to figure out the distribution of "parts of speech" among them.

The leading ghit may also be of interest:
> In brief, these are the side effects of electronic communication, a
> form of communication which we now cannot live without, due to its
> great benefits. Thus, we must co-exist with the side effects, and
> expect the term ‘Wikileaking’ to be widespread in the future. It will
> enter the dictionary alongside ‘faxing’ and ‘Facebooking’, as a modern
> phenomenon of the electronic age.


On 12/9/2010 4:17 AM, Michael Quinion wrote:
> Paul Frank wrote:
>> A new adjective: WikiLeakable. Or wikileakable.
> The print Guardian this morning has the verb in a letter ("Those who've
> been WikiLeaked may not exactly confirm the latter") and the corresponding
> adjective has been used several times in online reports, though I haven't
> yet seen it in the print edition ("Akhbar newspaper has an Arab world
> exclusive by getting its hands on a sizeable selection of Wikileaked state
> department cables from across the region"--3 Dec)
> --
> Michael Quinion
> Editor, World Wide Words
> Web:

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