Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Oxford’s 2009 Word of the Year = "Unfriend"

(I thought it was "defriend"?)

Other words considered:

hashtag – a # [hash] sign added to a word or phrase that enables Twitter users to search for tweets (postings on the Twitter site) that contain similarly tagged items and view thematic sets

intexticated – distracted because texting on a cellphone while driving a vehicle (Bluetooth is your friend. Even you, Bugatti owners)

netbook – a small, very portable laptop computer with limited memory

paywall – a way of blocking access to a part of a website which is only available to paying subscribers

sexting – the sending of sexually explicit texts and pictures by cellphone



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