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What Should Be the Word of the Decade?

Yesterday we revealed that the New Oxford American Dictionary chose "unfriend" as the word of the year. Many of you thought it should be something like "sexting," or "de-friend" at least.

Since we're headed toward a new decade, this story got me thinking about which lexicon newcomer would make a good word of the decade. BellaSugar suggested a Bushism like "misunderestimated," or perhaps "text" or "FAIL." Based on the high number of depressing things that happened this decade, I'd say "FAIL" makes an excellent candidate.

You all seem to have a good read on which words have "lex-appeal," so tell me what you would choose as the word of the decade.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
the word of the decade should be "blog"
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
hahaha, i like "Fail"!
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
I agree with mix tape. Fail may be applicable, but i think we can remember this decade more optimistically! :-P
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I think text became wildly popular with the cell phone use during this decade. I do not remember texting before 2003. Fail has also become common, but so pessimistic so that's why I chose text.
sunlandseagirl sunlandseagirl 7 years
"Bling- Bling" pretty sure that didn't exist before 1999!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Fail - which would appropriately apply to this decade.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
I take back my LOL - I thought were referring to Obama. Guess where we know my mind's at! Though it could be applicable...
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
LOL to spacekatgal and Pistil!!! I can't stand the words "hope" or "change" - ugh, gag me.
weffie weffie 7 years
I like FAIL too, since "Evolution... Ur doing it rong" isn't one word :)
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Epic fail. No wait, that's two words. Epicfail. No.. I honestly don't know.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I'd go with Change. This decade changed so much about the way we look at the world and each other.
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