What was the top word for 2009? Twitter.
That’s according to the Global Language Monitor, which tracks language trends. “In a year dominated by world-shaking political events, a pandemic, the after-effects of a financial tsunami and the death of a revered pop icon, the word Twitter stands above all the other words,” says Paul JJ Payack, president of the Global Language Monitor.
But there were other interesting words in the top 10, too.
Everything you know, do, and think, all in 140 characters.
The president, whose name is leading to new words and phrases, like ObamaCare.
Swine flu. Now: Go wash your hands. Please.
Billions and billions being spent.
Yes, vampires are big, no doubt about that.
There’s Web 2.0, yes, but now everything is 2.0.
This word will be on the list for many years, perhaps.
The group’s definition: “Ephemeral particles subject to collision in the Large Hadron Collider.”
More transparency equals better government.