Buzzwords of 2008


Lexicographer Grant Barrett assembled a list of the Buzzwords of 2008 for The New York Times. The biggest part of the words came from the US presidential race, and a big chunk were inspired by the economic meltdown. A couple were born from the Beijing Olympics. But the biggest is a verb turned into a noun for use on the internet. Link -via the Presurfer

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"Fail" is really a verb turned into a noun, as in the "FAIL" captions - Those captions are describing the action in present tense. But I guess it is used as a noun - but it's more than than now... it's a transcendent state in which group of things, people, and places can exist in many different combinations, containing both action and object. It's almost sublime on it's simplicity to dscribe a picture, when used correctly. :P
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I can actually read the font.

But none of the words or phrases in the picture at the head of this post mean anything to me -- and I spend a lot of time cruising the Internet.

Perhaps some of the words in the original article might be actual buzzwords -- but I'm not going to click on a link to the New York Times to find out. I have standards.
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