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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...
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus

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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
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus