Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Just Cuz I'm a Geek

This article was in my December issue of PRSA's Public Relations Tactics Newsletter talking about the word of the year.  Sarah Palin's "refudiate" went extremely viral on the web, and has since been named word of the year by New Oxford's American Dictionary. It is a combination of the word "refute" and "repudiate." The word actually means "reject."

Here are 5 other words that were in the running for word of the year, how many are you familiar with?
1. Retweet - (verb) to repost or forward a message on Twitter. (noun) a reposted or forwarded message on Twitter.
2.Webisode - (noun) a original episode from a television series made to view online
3. Crowdsourcing - (noun) a company/organization enlists a variety of freelancers to work on a specific task
4. Gleek - (noun) a fan of the TV series Glee. (blending the words Glee and Geek)
5. Nom Nom - (exclamation) an expression of delight when eating. This came from noises that Cookie Monster on "Sesame Street" makes while eating.

Number five suprised me the most. I had obviously heard that used (and MAYBE used it myself a FEW times) but never realized that is actually where it derived from.

Guess this makes me a weirdo. Oh well! Thought you could use some of this insightful knowledge during your holiday get-togethers this weekend!

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