The word of the year for 2008 is Obama
debaron at illinois.edu
Sat Nov 29 08:39:06 UTC 2008
The Web of Language has picked Obama as the 2008 Word of the Year.
That's right, the word of the year for 2008 is Obama. It's a proper
noun referring to the 44th president of the United States.
Between the credit crunch and the financial collapse, it looked for a
while like the English language couldn't afford a word of the year
But that was before English got a last-minute bailout in the form of
Barack Obama and his Camelot Frères financial dream time. According to
a pseudo-scientific calculation made by CNN's Rachel Maddow, when
Obama speaks, stocks go up, but when George Bush praises free-market
capitalism, they tank.. . .
Read the post on the Web of Language
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
University of Illinois
608 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
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