Ignorant Sarah Palin Stumbles Into Creating ‘Word Of The Year’

Whatever your feelings about Sarah Palin, you have to admit that she certainly seems to know how to fail upwards. Mock her all you like for using the non-word “refudiate,” but she’s having the last laugh as it now becomes the New Oxford American Dictionary’s ‘Word of the Year.” Nick Bilton reports in his Bits blog for the New York Times:
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At the start of the year the word “refudiate” didn’t exist. In mid-July Sarah Palin, Alaska’s former governor, changed that when she used the word in a Twitter message, somehow mashing up “refute” and “repudiate,” while trying to say something like “reject.”

Now refudiate has been named the word of the year by the New Oxford American Dictionary, published by the Oxford University Press, beating out a number of other locutions — many technology-related — that have spread through the language and the Web over the past year.

In 2009, the award went to ”unfriend.”…

[continues at the New York Times]

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12 Comments on "Ignorant Sarah Palin Stumbles Into Creating ‘Word Of The Year’"

  1. Anonymous | Nov 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm |

    Sarah Palin and Archie Bunker seem to have alot in common. Can’t find the right word? Make one up…..

    Besides all people on Tee-Vee are related aren’t they? LOL

  2. GoodDoktorBad | Nov 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    Sarah Palin and Archie Bunker seem to have alot in common. Can’t find the right word? Make one up…..

    Besides all people on Tee-Vee are related aren’t they? LOL

  3. Namelesswon | Nov 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm |

    yeah i got a new word ; its called “stupidumbassbitch”

  4. Namelesswon | Nov 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm |

    yeah i got a new word ; its called “stupidumbassbitch”

  5. I see nothing wrong with conscious neologisms, but it’s take a lot to convince me Palin is conscious.

  6. I see nothing wrong with conscious neologisms, but it’s take a lot to convince me Palin is conscious.

  7. Someonesname | Nov 18, 2010 at 12:48 am |

    FANTABULOUS

  8. Someonesname | Nov 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm |

    FANTABULOUS

  9. Someonesname | Nov 18, 2010 at 12:51 am |

    i mean fanfuckingtabulouslyfuckingdelusionalmentalistassmunchingdvlworshipinghelocoptarianwolfkillarian

  10. Someonesname | Nov 18, 2010 at 12:53 am |

    that’s gonna be our next president 8)

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