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Attention you know who: [Jan. 10th, 2004|11:53 pm]
Just me.
Here are the final vote tallies for the 2003 Words of the Year from the American Dialect Society at its annual conference, held this year in Boston. These are the words which most colored the nation's lexicon, or otherwise dominated the national discourse.

http://www.americandialect.org/

Not suprisingly, the overall "word of the year" is "Metrosexual". But Creeping into 4th place in the "MOST USEFUL: word or phrase which most fills a need for a new word"
category is our new friend...

ASS-HAT!!!

amiwithani is smiling right now.
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[User Picture]From: dougo
2004-01-11 01:23 am (UTC)
Fills a need? Like we don't already have enough words for "thoughtless or stupid person"?

A more amusing word in this "nonsensical epithet that has the illusion of meaning" category is cockfarmer. Unless someone can explain to me what it's supposed to mean.
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[User Picture]From: li_kao
2004-01-11 08:23 am (UTC)

Now you just listen here, young lady.

You are spending entirely too much time on intellectual flights of mockery and not nearly enough getting me the obscure music that I need. I have pawns in the San Diego area - do you have any recommendations as to where my pawns might hunt for the musical spawn of Mr. Conover?
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[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2004-01-11 10:24 am (UTC)
Yay!!

I love the word "asshat". (And I heard it far more often than I heard "metrosexual", which sounds like it was invented by a columnist at Details.)
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-01-11 07:59 pm (UTC)

I'd like to thank the American Dialect Society, the Academy...

we like you! We really like you!

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