We've been breaking down the biggest stories of 2008, and now it's time to reduce the year into one little word. The three major American-English dictionaries have chosen their words of the year — bailout, hypermiling, and overshare — and now it's our turn. I've added three runners-up to make it interesting — maverick, meh, and rogue. What do you think?
Don't like 'em? Perhaps you'd prefer the German youth Word of the Year — gammelfleischparty? A derogatory term for a gathering of people over 30. Literally meaning "spoiled-meat party."