Topic: American Dialect Society
An old word used in a new way gets the nod as the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year for 2013.
The American Dialect Society voted 'because' word of the year for 2013, beating out 'Obamacare,' 'slash,' 'selfie,' and 'twerk.'
Slim pickings for this year's 'word' prompt the Monitor's language columnist to suggest some rules for dealing with coinages.
12/29/2010 01:17 pm
Word of the year: Austerity, the 14th century noun defined as "the quality or state of being austere" and "enforced or extreme economy," set off enough searches that Merriam-Webster named it as its Word of the Year for 2010, the dictionary's editors announced Monday.
12/20/2010 01:09 pm
Just because you panic over each bill doesn't mean you can't be a good Samaritan.
01/18/2008 12:00 am