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Monday, January 8, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

because I was NOT praticing Hiki Komori because I was running all over the place, these are …cough, a little late

Top Ten Words of 2006 according to the Global Language Monitor

1. Sustainable

2. Infonaut

3. Hiki Komori

4. Planemo

5. Netroots

6. Londonistan

7. Brokeback

8. Ethanol

9. Corruption

9 responses to “Monday, January 8, 2007”

  1. I don’t know how, but “dude” found its way in there! sheesh.

  2. LaurieM says:

    My company went Agile this year (it’s a method of software development) so now suddenly everything is agile.

    And I’ve been using dude for years.. It crept in about 5 years ago, and just never died.

  3. jenifleur says:

    “Sweet”. I’m going to shoot myself with a BB gun every time I say “sweet” so I can make it stop. “Dude” is in there to stay. You can’t live in L.A. as long as I did and wipe that one out of your speech.

  4. amisha says:

    dude is in my vocabulary to stay too… and i’ve infected almost everyone i know! i was informed by a dismayed spouse that i inadvertently called my mother-in-law “dude.” she was startled. :)

  5. Wanda says:

    Yep, Dude really crept into my language the past couple of years and I can’t seem to get rid of it. Thanks for the links. I wanted to see the Top 10 list of banned words, but never got around to searching for it.

  6. rb says:

    I will admit to using dude (seriously, dude, I will) but I’m from CA and it’s been in there all along, and in there it will stay. Dude.

    My latest least fave is “how _ is that?” As in, how yummy is that, how funny is that, etc. I have no idea where I picked it up.

    There are other phrases I’ve purposely added to my vocab, like ending a sentence with “I tell you what,” ala Hank Hill. It just made me giggle when I heard it so I forced it into my language.

    Looking at your list, I’ve decided to add “time p0rn” in, because it describes something so perfectly that has been driving me crazy.

  7. Nancy in A2 says:

    “back in the day: I think I caught it from CSI.

  8. stephanie says:

    what no AchmadinaJihad?

  9. gwen says:

    I only use “dude” for effect.
    Never used “truthiness” or any of the other Words o’ the Year. I know what they mean and where they come from, but I’ve yet to use them in everyday speech.
    I have put “hella-” in front of words, though.
    “Hella-cold”, “hella-cool”, etc.
    And I’ve started using “frack” instead of its 4-lettered original. (I love BSG.)

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