Sunday, January 21, 2007

Favourite Words of 2006!


The Marriam-Webster dictionary takes a poll of people's top ten favourite words at the end of every year. Here are the top ten for this year:

truthiness
google
decider
war
insurgent
terrorism
vendetta
sectarian
quagmire
corruption

As you can see, many of the words are linked to the war in Iraq. The top word, 'truthiness', sounds pretty stange to me. Apparently it means truthfulness based on feelings rather than facts. It has a certain truthiness to it.

Marriam Webster's excellent site is located at www.m-w.com

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