Oxford’s 2010 Word of the Year…

18 11 2010

The crew over at Oxford Dictionary has picked another winner for their “Word of the Year” with Sarah Palin’s twitter brainchild: refudiate.

UPI reports that while there is evidence of the word’s existance and use before Palin shared it, she is the one to blame credit with it’s popularization.

Defined online as the marrying of “refute” and “repudiate,” the term has taken on a life of its own in the media and online. Refudiate has been likened to G.W. Bush’s “misunderestimate” and Steven Colbert’s “truthiness.”

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