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2013 Word of the Year
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2013 Word of the Year

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

I don't want "twerk", so I'm planning "tretire" in 6 months!

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

I will guess either twerk or selfie; both of which make my flesh crawl.

Tom

bugeyed

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

Interestingly, neither twerk nor selfie appears yet in either online offering from Merriam-Webster or Oxford English Dictionary.

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: 2013 Word of the Year


I actually just read an article about this before logging on here.
One is a bit of a surprise, the other not so much.

Spoiler:

Selfie - Oxford
Science - Merriam Webster (didn't see that coming)

Randy

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

idea I thought of another one, for those of us in the U.S. only, though:

Obamacare

Tom

idea

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

Obamacare ... is that a pluperfect noun?

Sam

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

Quote (mscallisto)

Obamacare ... is that a pluperfect noun?

No, it's a far-from-perfect noun.

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

Yep I should have said imperfect noun; thanks Santa

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

I wonder if 'obamacare' will become an adjective to describe misbegotten, or mismanaged IT Projects that were knowingly released incomplete and insufficiently tested ?

Fred Wagner
(retired, but still involved!)

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

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I wonder if 'obamacare' will become an adjective to describe misbegotten, or mismanaged IT Projects that were knowingly released incomplete and insufficiently tested ?

Actually, Fred, from a grammatical perspective, Obamacare will always be a noun. For it to be an adjective, I believe the term would have to be Obamacarrion. <grin>

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

Recall the honorable Mr. Robert Bork. We could say that a software project was "Obamacared", much as a nomination is "Borked", not in the sense of the definition, but in the sense of a noun's being "verbified", or if you like, "verbed."

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RE: 2013 Word of the Year

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<I wonder if 'obamacare' will become an adjective to describe misbegotten, or mismanaged IT Projects that were knowingly released incomplete and insufficiently tested ?

We already have a name for those. They are called "IT Projects".

An unforeseen consequence of the information revolution has been the exponential propagation of human error.

RE: 2013 Word of the Year

very good BobRodes

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