Monday, January 01, 2007

The 2006 Word of the Year

The Merriam-Webster Online 2006 word of the year is...........
drum roll ...................

TRUTHINESS


ta daaaaaaaaaaaaa

Now. If you have read my post from earlier today, you would already know that this particular word is also on the 2006 banned word list. So what's up with this shit? Is the Banned Word List comparable to the tabloids, running an innocent word into the ground before its time? Is the Lake Superior State University on a quest to see how much it can influence our word usage?

Is Merriam-Webster Online going against the flow as a show of independence?

Enquiring minds want to know.

9 comments:

Nihilistic said...

I don't like this word. Let us never speak of it again!

Odat said...

I think someone's engaging in lieiness.
Peace

Aisby said...

This is a terrible word, just terrible!!

Bikerbabenj said...

OK.... there's one word that seems to have been omitted here that makes me absolutely NUTS.... and that's "conversate" or "conversating" now THAT'S something that should be BANNED! I mean... c'monnnnn

Perhaps we should come up with our OWN list??? hmmmm

Sassan Sanei said...

Wow! "Truthiness" is my favourite new word since the "scientician" was introduced on The Simpsons.

Bikerbabenj, "administrate" is the only -ate word more jarring than "conversate" -- as everyone knows, the correct word is "conversationalize."

The CEO said...

Since when did you start listening to what any university said anyway?

Crankster said...

I'm with Lake Superior on this one.

Although, of course, the Merriam-Webster dictionary is a pretender to the throne. It wishes it was the OED!

Yes, I just made a dictionary joke. I am, officially, a total geek.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm with Odat. Lieiness is clearly where it's at.

Just D said...

You guys are so smart you scare me sometimes.

*Backing away from the word posts and returning to fluff ideas......*