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Staycation Is the Best New Word of 2009

It was a favorite activity in 2009, and now it's your choice for best new word of the year, too. "Staycation" is hands down your favorite word of the year, with 55 percent of the vote. We love the idea of relaxing at home, and turning our own places into vacation destinations. So very recession-chic and savvy, too.

Also popular buzz words of the year are funemployed and green collar, each earning 20 percent of the vote, and tying for second place. Funemployment helped us all to find the upside to being out of work, while green collar jobs have become a budding sector of the economy and a new career focus. We've weathered a rocky year, but despite the economic downturn, we've managed to find some bright spots in, and even when we found ourselves out of, the workplace — plus, we've expanded our created vocabularies.

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