Mighty Red Pen

November 28, 2007

Merriam-Webster wants you!

Filed under: Word wars — mighty red pen @ 6:47 pm

If you’ve got a minute, head on over to Merriam-Webster to vote for the word of the year. Last year, it was truthiness. This year, they’re betting on pugnacious.

This year, visitors to Merriam-Webster OnLine may choose from a list culled from 2007’s most frequently look-up [sic] words on Merriam-Webster OnLine and and from Merriam-Webster’s Open Dictionary, Merriam-Webster said.

One candidate for the 2007 word of the year is “pugnacious,” which former President Gerald R. Ford used to describe Vice President Dick Cheney, Merriam-Webster said.

What’s that expression? Oh yeah: Vote early and vote often. If you’re in a sharing mood, feel free to report back on what you voted for and why.

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: