The American Dialect Society chose their 2006 Word of the Year: Plutoed. As in “to demote or devalue someone or something,” much like the former planet’s fate last year. It beat out murse (a man’s purse), flog (a fake blog that promotes products), the decider (an unintelligent leader), and macaca (an American citizen treated as an alien, or a good way to lose an election). Last year’s top word was “truthiness,” which coincidentally was chosen by dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster as this year’s word of the year. Next year the dictionary will probably choose “obsolate” (behind the times and out of touch) as their word of the year.
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