December 16, 2010

WOTY: There's a word for that

What do these two pictures have in common? They illustrate two potential "Words of the Year."

Soon the American Dialect Society will pick its words of the year. I asked some of my students what their choices would be. Here are some of their answers from technology, pop culture, and technology:
Do you still remember? Last year's choice was "tweet" and the year before it was "bailout." If there is an established pattern to pick terms from technology in uneven years and terms from politics in even years, my money is on Tea Party. Appy Holidays! (No, not a holiday wish spoken with a charming French accent, rather an advertisement for apps that run on Android phones.)

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