Jennifer D. Wade Journal

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Word Play

Can you feel it?  The excitement is building!  In about six weeks or so, the AMERICAN DIALECT SOCIETY will select the 2008 Word of the Year.  It's accepting nominations right now, and the winner will be announced sometime around January 9, 2009.  As you may or may not recall, last year's WOTY was SUBPRIME.  Very prescient, indeed.

So, what strong contenders might we have this year?  Well, the folks at Merriam-Webster have jumped into the fray with their pick:  BAILOUT.  Not a bad choice.  But, how about one of these:

  • Staycation
  • Change
  • Obamania
  • Meltdown

Just kind of thinking out loud.  What say you?  Let's hear it before it's too late to get a word in edgewise.

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