Computer problems prevented me from posting this earlier, but I feel I must persist. You see, the American Dialect Society has chosen its 2008 Word of the Year. And, since I blogged about it HERE and HERE, I can't very well leave you all hanging. So, here you go.
The 2008 Word of the Year as chosen by the American Dialect Society is bailout. You can read the entire news release HERE. (You should read it really. It's quite entertaining) While I think the choice is worthy, it's not particularly original since the fine folks at Merriam-Webster beat the Society to the punch several weeks earlier by choosing "bailout" as their own word of the year.
I should also say that the choice of "bailout" follows logically from the 2007 WOTY, subprime. Here's hoping that the 2009 Word of the Year is something along the lines of "rebound."