- Merriam-Websters Words of the Year 2010 - Merriam-Webster's List of Top Ten Words of the Year for 2010 is profile of America's mood and interests, as determined by the volume of user lookups at Merriam-Webster.com.
- New Oxford American Dictionary's 2010 Words of the Year - Not quite sure about their methodology for choosing these words, but some are definitely worth noting.
- Wall Street Journal's Words of the Year for 2010 - The Wall Street Journal reported an analysis of the news it published in 2010 reveals an array of words and terms that starred in this year's coverage.
- Top buzzwords of 2010 - From refudiate to gate rape, the events and happenings of the last 12 months are well represented by these phrases.
- Most Annoying Word or Phrases, 2010 Edition - According to The Marist Poll, “whatever” remains the most annoying word or phrase in conversation today according to 39% of the recipients polled. I am with the 28% that would rather hear that word than "like."
- 16 Words And Phrases We Want To Retire In 2010 - I wholeheartedly agree and would like to add the improper usage of the words "epic" and "fail" to this list. That is all.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Words of the Year for 2010
It is the last days of 2010, which of course means lists of the "top whatevers" in various forms for the year. Being that this is a blog about language and writing, I've compiled a list of some of the best word-related lists for 2010.