Merriam-Webster, that bellweather of the greater consciousness, has released its 2008 Top 10 Words of the Year. The results should come as no surprise as today it was announced that we're officially in a real recession and the Dow dropped nearly 700 points. Number 1 is "bailout." Bailout (noun): a rescue from financial distress. - Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition In a press release, the publisher known best for its domination of the dictionary domain, said the...Read Full Story
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year is announced every December. 2008's Word of the Year is bailout, followed by vet, socialism and maverick.