December 29, 2008

"Twi-hard" nominated for word of the year!

How cool is this? According to Canada.com, leading etymologists, grammarians and armchair language-lovers across Canada and the U.S. have been submitting nominations for the American Dialect Society's 19th annual Word of the Year competition, and Twi-hard is one of the nominees!

Among Barrett's nominations are Twi-hard (rhymes with "die hard" and describes a fan of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight book series), words inspired by the micro-writing website Twitter (Tweet, Twitt, etc.) and frugalista (a person who is frugal but fashionable).

Other front-runners for Word of the Year include "change," "bailout," maverick," "vetting" and various combining forms of "Obama" (Obamanation, Obamamania, etc.).

Very cool indeed.

2 comments:

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