NEW YORK--Last summer, 2008 Vice Presidential silver medalist Sarah Palin once again exposed her intellectual underbelly to liberal elitists and GED-holders alike when she tweeted for "peaceful Muslims" to "refudiate" the planned mosque near Ground Zero.
A blend of refute and repudiate, Palin's "refudiate" was named Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary. Undeniably the media buzzword of 2010, Oxford University Press was nevertheless quick to point out that it had no plans to add the word to its dictionaries any time soon.
"Irregardless," the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release, "from a strictly lexicistic interpretation of the various contexts in which Palin has used 'refudiate,' we have determinated that the word more or less stands on its own, suggesting a generical sense of 'reject.'"
Delighted with the news, a vindicated Palin tweeted to her supporters: "A triumph 4 real Americans everywhere! And more proof that our language is a living breathing thing, that unlike God's creatures, can evolve."
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