November 17, 2009
The 2009 "word of the year"
The envelop please . . . and the winner is: "unfriend!" That's according to the publisher of the New Oxford American Dictionary. "Unfriend" is a verb meaning "to remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook. As in, 'I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight.'"
Runners up for "word of the year" include:
Intexticated: distracted because texting on a cellphone while driving a vehicle.
Sexting: the sending of sexually explicit texts and pictures by cellphone.
Funemployed: taking advantage of one’s newly unemployed status to have fun or pursue other interests.
Netbook: a small, very portable laptop computer with limited memory.
Tramp stamp: a tattoo on the lower back, usually on a woman.
See the rest of the also-rans for 2009 right here.
Hat tip to Chronicle of Higher Ed.
I am the scholarship dude.
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Isn't the proper term on Facebook "defriend," not "unfriend?"
Posted by: Joseph Bazan | Nov 18, 2009 10:43:44 AM