Merriam Webster word of the year: Bailout

Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, December 3rd, 2008 - 8 comments
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It often provides an interesting take on what’s on people’s minds. The top ten was filled out by:

Vet
Socialism
Maverick
Bipartisan
Trepidation
Precipice
Rogue
Mysogeny
Turmoil 

Here’s the link.

8 comments on “Merriam Webster word of the year: Bailout”

  1. insider 1

    At least it wasn’t rouge. I got sick of all those rouge polls before Christmas. And vet? I had no idea Pete Hodgson was so popular

  2. ianmac 2

    Insider: “rouge” polls make me go all pink! 🙂

  3. Con 3

    “Mysogeny”? Not in my dictionary. I guess it’s a neologism meaning “creation of mystery”

  4. ianmac 4

    Con: You’re right. I thought it was a mys rather than a mis. A bit of a rouge word eh!

  5. QoT 5

    It’s also a “gyny” not a “geny” ianmac.

  6. rave 6

    Bailout as in socialism for the rich.
    Trepidation as in banks on the precipice waiting for the socialist bailout.
    Rogue as in a solvent bank.
    Bipartisan as in socialist bailouts for the rich by the poor.
    Turmoil that follows trepidation without bailouts.
    Mysogeny as in women as mavericks.

  7. Akldnut 7

    Rave you missed one

    Precipice – the place we’re all standing now that  UFACTIONIONALMP are in govt.

  8. QoT 8

    @ Akldnut – and that’s pronounced how? *is perturbed*

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