Words, words words

It’s that time again – when logophiles sit front-and-center picking the Word of the Year (WOTY) – the defining word deemed the new and best summary for the happenings of 2011.

Logophiles, word lovers, WOTY 2011, language and usage

While no words have been chosen for the WOTY as yet, some frontrunners being tossed about are:

  • Occupy,
  • Downgrade,
  • Winning.

For dictionary watchers, the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary added over 150 new words to our usage in August. It’s no surprise that many of the additions are extracted from social media (including the phrase itself):

  • Crowdsourcing,
  • M-commerce,
  • Tweet.

More words and their definitions added here. Here’s the 2010 WOTY and 2009 WOTY.

What’s your nomination for 2011’s WOTY?

2 Responses to “Words, words words”

  1. lg Says:

    I know it is not a new word, but I’ve got to go with “oops” — it just kinds of sums-up 2011.

  2. Janet Giampietro Says:

    I’m prepping the WOTY post, wait until you read the 2011 pick…

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