The American Dialect Society has announced its 2006 Word of the Year and list of candidates. The Society voted Plutoed as the winning word. To Pluto is to demote or devalue someone or something, as the International Astronomical Union did last year when it decided Pluto would no longer be a planet. Other words under consideration included murse (a man’s purse), surge (increase in troops), and prohibited liquids (fluids not permitted on airplanes; bodily excretions of a disgusting nature). Read the entire list here.
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