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(American Dialect Society)   American Dialect Society's words of the year. Includes "assoline," "Osamaniac" and "shuicide bomber"   ( divider line
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2002-02-09 07:14:30 PM  
how.. interesting eh?
2002-02-09 07:15:20 PM  
What a bunch of assclowns.
2002-02-09 07:16:26 PM  
lol i'm glad someone agrees with me
2002-02-09 07:21:34 PM  
Text too small for readability. CSS used for evil to fix the text size. Sorry, don't feel the need to change my screen resolution for every poorly designed site in the world.
2002-02-09 07:22:56 PM  
"Women of cover"

heh heh heh
2002-02-09 07:27:21 PM  
Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
2002-02-09 07:27:58 PM  
"Cuddle Puddle" - sounds fantastic...pass the bong and the tab!
2002-02-09 07:30:12 PM  
"Osamniac" (one who loses sleep over the fear of terrorism) would've been a much cooler word than "Osamaniac."
2002-02-09 07:30:49 PM  
I like to learn new words !
2002-02-09 07:31:34 PM  
Each year the Washington Post's Style Invitational asks readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter and supply a new definition. Here are the 2001 winners:

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit)

Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

Glibido: All talk and no action.

Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole
2002-02-09 07:33:22 PM  
Foreploy!! ROFL
2002-02-09 07:36:54 PM  
Thanks for sharing. Those are funny, too.
2002-02-09 07:37:04 PM  
misunderestimate, President Bush's coinage

I know toddlers with a better grasp of the English language.
2002-02-09 07:44:23 PM  
I didn't read it. Is "Fear Monger" on there?
2002-02-09 07:53:40 PM  
No. Fear Monger stays in D.C. and never goes near a dictionary.
2002-02-09 08:03:04 PM  
Fleener: Text size overridden, however, line spacing still evily set using style sheets. Result, only the top half of letters showing.
2002-02-09 08:04:36 PM  
words are not fun.
2002-02-09 08:16:27 PM  
I think Ourobourus's post is funnier than this article.
2002-02-09 08:29:21 PM  
Assoline? Isn't that the stuff in Wow! chips?
2002-02-09 08:56:45 PM  
annoyicon (3) logo in bottom corner of a TV screen: There's already a word for it, a bug.
And guess what, it's even fewer letters and still conveys the same meaning.
2002-02-09 09:00:54 PM  
is this Sniglets or what?
2002-02-09 09:17:34 PM  
Scroll down to number six...most unnecessary...

6. Most unnecessary: impeachment nostalgia (27) longing for the superficial news of the Clinton era. Others: the terrorists will have already won if- (15), E.C. (15) emotionally correct as in properly responding to tragedy. Preliminary vote desk rage (2) tantrum in the office.
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