‘Google’ Word of the Decade, ‘Tweet’ Word of the Year

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by anish177, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. anish177

    anish177 New Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Technically speaking the decade isn’t yet over. However, that hasn’t stopped the American Dialect Society from declaring that ‘google’ is the word of the decade. The American Dialect Society is a scholarly association dedicated to the study of English language in North America, which is apparently more than a century old.
    Why should we bother about the findings of a society which doesn’t even know how to count years? Well, there is no real reason. Anyway, the society selected ‘tweet’ (noun, a short message sent via the Twitter.com service, and verb, the act of sending such a message) as the word of the year and ‘ google’ (a generic form of “Google,” meaning “to search the Internet) as the word of the decade. Other nominees for the world of the decade included ‘blog’, ‘9/11′ and ‘Wi-Fi’.
    ‘Fail’ (a noun or interjection used when something is egregiously unsuccessful) was selected the most useful, while ‘Dracula Sneeze’ (covering one’s mouth with the crook of one’s elbow when sneezing, seen as similar to popular portrayals of the vampire Dracula, in which he hides the lower half of his face with a cape) was adjudged the most creative.

    Source that I forgot: http://techie-buzz.com/trivia/google-word-of-the-decade-tweet-word-of-the-year.html
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 16, 2010
  2. callumacrae

    callumacrae not alex mac Community Support

    Messages:
    5,257
    Likes Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    48

Share This Page