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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...
"I, Lucian, wrote this, I who am skilled in what is old and foolish; For what men think wise is foolish. So then nothing that the mind of man can conceive is certain; What you admire, seems ridiculous to others." - St. Lucian of Antioch

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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
"I, Lucian, wrote this, I who am skilled in what is old and foolish; For what men think wise is foolish. So then nothing that the mind of man can conceive is certain; What you admire, seems ridiculous to others." - St. Lucian of Antioch