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'Marriage Equality' Narrowly Loses American Dialect Society's Vote On 2012's Word Of The Year

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

"Marriage equality" did win the "Most Likely to Succeed" category in a landslide vote. It trounced the competition, which included "fiscal cliff," "superstorm," "MOOC" (for "massive open online course") and "big data," with a total of 156 votes.

American Hashtag Society

The Technician | Posted 06.27.2012 | College
The Technician

As I read about the ADS' decision to declare "occupy" the word of the year, I couldn't help but wonder what would win if we were to vote on the Hashtag of the Year. Therefore, I offer you my own winners for various hashtag categories.

Is This Really The Word Of The Year?

AP | By STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 02.13.2012 | Books

-- When the time came for Merriam-Webster to pick its top word of 2011, its editors decided they needed to be pragmatic. So they chose ... pragmatic...

Word Of The Decade: American Dialect Society Picks 'Google' | 8 Minutes Ago Samuel Axon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The American Dialect Society has named 'google' the word of the decade and 'tweet' the word of the year....

Word Of The Year 2009: See | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Other outlets have already named words of the year for 2009 -- Merriam-Webster picked "admonish" (huh?) and the Oxford English Dictionary went with "u...

Exclusive Interview With Geoffrey Nunberg, On The Years Of Talking Dangerously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Epithets like "socialist" and "fascist" enable people on the right to bond with each other and -- though they may not acknowledge it -- to alienate everybody else.