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Offline Asteriktos

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"Refudiate" Was A Much Cooler Word... But Anyway...
« on: January 08, 2011, 12:54:46 AM »
The Word of the Year is... "App"

According to the American Dialect Society, which is holding its annual meeting at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh this week, the Word of the Year that bests sums up 2010 is: app.

App is short for an application program for a compuiter or operating system.

The word was chosen in a vote tonight of about 150 linguists and lexicographers after two days of debate that began with a list of 33 words, narrowed it down to nine winners in various categories (most euphemistic and election terms, for example) before choosing the winner...
"as [you've] informed us that respect chills love, it is natural to conclude that all your pretty flights arise from your pampered sensibility; and that, vain of this fancied preeminence of organs, you foster every emotion till the fumes, mounting to your brain, dispel the sober suggestions of reason. It is not in this view surprising that when you should argue you become impassioned, and that reflection inflames your imagination instead of enlightening your understanding." - Mary Wollstonecraft

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Re: "Refudiate" Was A Much Cooler Word... But Anyway...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 01:17:46 AM »
Dissapointing.

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Re: "Refudiate" Was A Much Cooler Word... But Anyway...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 01:37:27 AM »
I just noticed that they have computer spelled incorrectly. They need a spell checker... there's problably an app for that...  :P
"as [you've] informed us that respect chills love, it is natural to conclude that all your pretty flights arise from your pampered sensibility; and that, vain of this fancied preeminence of organs, you foster every emotion till the fumes, mounting to your brain, dispel the sober suggestions of reason. It is not in this view surprising that when you should argue you become impassioned, and that reflection inflames your imagination instead of enlightening your understanding." - Mary Wollstonecraft