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New Oxford American Dictionary Announces Word of 2009

Guess the New Oxford American Dictionary's Word of the Year

It's that time of year again! Pumpkins, turkeys, and the word of the year. Every dictionary chooses its own, so expect this to be the first of many. The New Oxford American Dictionary looked all over the Internet for a word with currency, potential longevity, and "real lex-appeal!" What's the lexiest of them all?

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Guess the New Oxford American Dictionary's Word of the Year

What's the New Oxford American Dictionary's word of 2009?

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jenni5 jenni5 7 years
I chose sexting too! Snuggie is a good one too though.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
None of the above. I would choose "snuggie" "slanket" or "baconaisse" And yes, I was unemployed for most of this year!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Yep, it should have been sexting.
tayrose tayrose 7 years
I vote sexting.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I've really only heard 'friend' as a verb as in "Friend me", but I guess the logical undoing of 'friend' would be 'unfriend'?
clareberrys clareberrys 7 years
agreed mamasita! its de-friend!!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
same, makes more sense to say de-friend to me
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
me three for sexting. i don't even know anyone who uses the word "unfriend."
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
I chose sexting as well!!!
biarose biarose 7 years
It should have been sexting.
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