Monday, November 15, 2010

The Decline of Western Civilization Continues Apace

Top words of 2010 evoke Gulf oil disaster, loud horns at soccer games - "At this time last year, you might not have known what a spillcam or a vuvuzela was. But you probably do now.

The two phrases are among the Top Words of 2010, according to the Global Language Monitor, which analyzes trends in word usage with an emphasis on global English."
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"Other top words include 'refudiate,' a conflation of 'refute' and 'repudiate' used by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin; 'guido' and 'guidette,' terms heard on the TV show Jersey Shore; and 'snowmagedon,' a hybrid of 'snow' and 'Armageddon' that was used to describe record snowfalls in the United States' east coast and northern Europe last winter, according to the Monitor."

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